Official Nokia SP-NOK01 screen protector for Lumia 800 review - As you can probably tell, I love the new Nokia Lumia 800. So much, that I have been using it as my main phone for exactly a month now. Confident that it can serve as my daily driver for the next few months, I have even decided to invest in accessories for it. The Lumia 800 may be a great phone, but Nokia has not released the usual quality accessories that we should expect to accompany a great phone. Read on to find out why.
The Nokia "Made for Nokia" SP-NOK01 screen protector is an official Nokia accessory, made by Nokia, and costs £12 at Carphone Warehouse and MobileFun (cheaper online at Amazon.co.uk, Dixons and Play.com). At the price you would expect a screen protector that would cover the entire display ensuring there are no gaps. Even the picture of the screen protector on the product packaging shows it overlaid on a Lumia 800 gave that sort of impression.
Well no. The screen protector is shaped to only cover the 'active' part of the display. Fair enough as it is called a 'screen protector' after all. But surely for the money you would expect better, and I did expect better. In fact the picture of the screen protector overlaid on the Lumia 800 dictates that it should protect the entire display, edge to edge, curved and all. I was do disappointed I did not bother to apply it on my Lumia 800, preferring to retain the shabby screen protector I crudely cut from one that was previously applied on an older phone.
So dear Nokia, what are you going to do about this? This product isn't fit for purpose, does not cover the entire display despite the picture that indicates so. This is clearly a deliberate misrepresentation of a product and I can't believe you are selling such an accessory. £12 or £8 (depending on where you bought it) is a lot of money for what are two pieces of inaccurately cut plastic! Sort it out!