Gallery: Mirror screen for Nokia N8 – mirror screen protector

| December 18, 2010 | 6 Replies

I’m not sure why you would want to do this, but mirror screens always appear as 3rd party accessories and I still see people using them on their phones. In addition to being a screen protector and protect from unwanted scratches, you do get the added benefit of having, suddenly, a mirror.

I thought – why not see what it would look like on a Nokia N8. Well here you go. But there maybe some downsides to consider: Visibility, screen responsiveness, outdoor visibility:

  • The screen is still, most importantly, usable in the capacitive sense. It doesn’t really hinder movement as electrons are still conducted through this plastic.
  • Importantly, the plastic is relatively thick which is important i nscreen protectors as it reduces the bubbling on screen.
  • Finally though can you see through it? Well you’ll have to click on and find out.

Yup, yes you can. When the screen light goes off, the screen becomes a mirror. Useful maybe for the women/girls out there to have a constant pocket mirror? Or as a spy to spot those following you :p.

This is the usual package. 3 plastic layers with 1 cleaning cloth.

Make sure the N8 screen is completely clean and dust free.

  1. Without peeling anything off first, align the plastic so it fits the N8 and you have a general feel of where to place it.
  2. Peel of layer 1 which sticks to the screen
  3. Starting off at the bottom, apply bottom plastic part slowly and rub bubbles outwards, slowly pushing the plastic down on the screen and removing bubbles.
  4. A mini rubber squidgy would help (flat rubber edge to push bubbles out)
  5. Pell of layer 2 and wipe any remaining bubbles


It’s not too much of a problem outdoors although being a reflective mirror layer, it obviously does reduce visibility.

Here’s a gallery:


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Category: Accessories, Nokia, Nseries

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