Looks like my sister asked herself the same question, probably more than once :)
About a year ago, I patched her pink Nokia N8 up with some replacement parts I got from Leno.
Leno sent me a some parts to repair my own N8. Which I used to create an exclusive green/black Nokia N8 (documented here) and a pink/silver N8 for my sister.
Meanwhile, her N8 took quite a beating from several (unintentional) drop tests...
Continue to see a few pictures of a two years old pink Nokia N8.
Damage protocolThe damage on the screen is not as bad as it looks on the first picture. If you don't hold the phone up against the light (in this case the 808's xenon flash), you can hardly see the scratches... but yes, they are there.
The chassis doesn't look pretty anymore, but it is still holding the phone together.
On the left side of the camera bump, the aluminium is loosening up though. A little bit of plastic broke off around the 3.5mm- and the 2mm charging jack, but that's it as far as the chassis goes.
More serious is the damaged USB port and the SIM card slot.
I had to use a screwdriver to get my sisters SIM out, because the mechanism to eject the card is broken.
The USB connection, while still working, is extremely sensitive. Every single touch or movement can interrupt the connection.
The camera is still perfect!
Not a single scratch on the lens itself.
Everything else not mentioned here, is still working as it was on day one, when she bought it.
ConclusionWell, I wasn't really trying to say something meaningful here...
Just uploaded a few pictures for fun :)
Still, it is impressive how much the N8 (and other Nokia phones) can take...