05-22-2014 07:37 AM
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  1. Blake Quartly's Avatar
    I've noticed every now and then that the performance is not spectacular sometimes on my 1520 (which is interesting considering the specifications). One good example is the game "Asphalt 8" which runs horribly. It lags like crazy and often heats up the top left of the phone (if you're looking from the front, in portrait). But anyway, I suppose my discussion is to find out if any other 1520 users have noticed this after updating to the 8.1 preview. I have no comparison because I purchased my 1520 just after the 8.1 preview came out and immediately updated when I got it out of the box. Cheers.
    05-15-2014 01:40 PM
  2. Zulfigar's Avatar
    I would actually think the culprit is the Black update, it's optimized for WP8, and 8.1 is a slightly different beast, so Nokia has to reoptimize the snapdragon 800 SoC and that'll be in the Cyan update.
    05-15-2014 02:00 PM
  3. Blake Quartly's Avatar
    Okay so hopefully a firmware update will fix all concerns :P
    05-15-2014 08:00 PM
  4. chmun77's Avatar
    Not sure if Nokia can help, or MS is to blame. IMO, there is no reason for 8.1 can be so buggy even without any Nokia optimizations. Does that mean that if 8.1 is to be running on other OEMs models, those phones will need the respective OEMs to optimize 8.1 too? In that case, we will be at the mercy of OEMs just like on Android?
    05-15-2014 08:36 PM
  5. Will6371's Avatar
    I've noticed every now and then that the performance is not spectacular sometimes on my 1520 (which is interesting considering the specifications). One good example is the game "Asphalt 8" which runs horribly. It lags like crazy and often heats up the top left of the phone (if you're looking from the front, in portrait). But anyway, I suppose my discussion is to find out if any other 1520 users have noticed this after updating to the 8.1 preview. I have no comparison because I purchased my 1520 just after the 8.1 preview came out and immediately updated when I got it out of the box. Cheers.
    Did you update the phones apps before you downloaded 8.1 and did you do a hard reset afterwards and did you restore from a backup?

    I would suggest a hard(not soft) and do not restore from a backup when setting the phone up. Yes you will loose all your data but you may also sort your phone out.
    05-16-2014 07:56 AM
  6. Blake Quartly's Avatar
    Well I updated to 8.1 as soon as I got the phone, so there was nothing on it anyway.. But unfortunately I did not factory reset because I suppose I couldn't have anticipated it.
    05-16-2014 05:33 PM
  7. tanyet's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat as you. I downloaded 8.1 fresh and even did a hard reset after. It is still janky as hell. Scrolling stutters, apps crash, and overall UI experience is a little laggy. I hope it gets fixed. This along with the screen tap issue has me wanting to return the 1520.
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    05-16-2014 08:17 PM
  8. Blake Quartly's Avatar
    Despite what some say I reckon it will be fixed with a firmware update. Don't return it! At least wait and see :)
    05-16-2014 08:19 PM
  9. paqpaqpaq's Avatar
    my phone could literally survive 3-full days before i went to play dungeon hunter. after that install and play, my phone gets to only a day. 1hour of gaming only. i uninstalled it and some games that i am not really playing. now i am at 1.5-days or 2-days tops.
    05-16-2014 08:59 PM
  10. dcuk7's Avatar
    I have similar issues. Temple Run 2 runs perfectly on my Moto G (Snapdragon 400) but can lag horribly on my 1520. When the game speeds up as your run goes on it gets too hard to play as it can lag and cause you to hit something.

    I'd say some of the blame probably should go to the game as it may not be optimised for Windows Phone (sort of can't blame the developers on that one, Android and iOS are their bread and butter) but I'm sure Windows Phone also has something to do with it (a Snapdragon 800/Adreno 330 should blast Temple Run no problem).
    05-17-2014 08:40 AM
  11. Blake Quartly's Avatar
    I have similar issues. Temple Run 2 runs perfectly on my Moto G (Snapdragon 400) but can lag horribly on my 1520. When the game speeds up as your run goes on it gets too hard to play as it can lag and cause you to hit something.

    I'd say some of the blame probably should go to the game as it may not be optimised for Windows Phone (sort of can't blame the developers on that one, Android and iOS are their bread and butter) but I'm sure Windows Phone also has something to do with it (a Snapdragon 800/Adreno 330 should blast Temple Run no problem).
    And are you on 8.0 or 8.1?
    05-17-2014 05:47 PM
  12. junglescope's Avatar
    Been having the same battery drain and game lag problems on my 1520 on 8.1 I'm guessing it is to blame but I'm pretty confident Nokia Cyan should solve any problems.
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    05-18-2014 12:45 AM
  13. zwuncki's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat as you. I downloaded 8.1 fresh and even did a hard reset after. It is still janky as hell. Scrolling stutters, apps crash, and overall UI experience is a little laggy. I hope it gets fixed. This along with the screen tap issue has me wanting to return the 1520.
    The same here. Scrolling issues, lockscreen won't shut down, consuming a hell of battery. It lags every now and then...

    On my 820 WP8.1 runs just fine, no it runs very good. So I guess it's not an WP8.1 issue but a 1520 8.1 issue (maybe because of different, newer hardware).

    It's very sad to see an old 820 with much weaker hardware (only 1GB RAM, 1,5GHZ DC) being way more stable and having almost no issues...
    Last edited by zwuncki; 05-18-2014 at 04:46 AM.
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    05-18-2014 04:00 AM
  14. PeterByrne's Avatar
    I'd they would just hurry up and fix the screen touch problems I would be happy ๐Ÿ˜Š

    It is driving me mad ๐Ÿ˜  and I am considering a Sony flagship.
    05-18-2014 04:40 AM
  15. Blake Quartly's Avatar
    The same here. Scrolling issues, lockscreen won't shut down, consuming a hell of battery. It lags every now and then...

    On my 820 WP8.1 runs just fine, no it runs very good. So I guess it's not an WP8.1 issue but a 1520 8.1 issue (maybe because of different, newer hardware).

    It's very sad to see an old 820 with much weaker hardware (only 1GB RAM, 1,5GHZ DC) being way more stable and having almost no issues...
    I'm no expert but I believe that is the nature of software on multiple different hardware. It takes a specialised firmware update to clean up some loose ends. We will have to wait and see what happens when the 8.1 update goes out to all devices
    05-18-2014 12:57 PM
  16. Blake Quartly's Avatar
    I'd they would just hurry up and fix the screen touch problems I would be happy ๐Ÿ˜Š

    It is driving me mad ๐Ÿ˜  and I am considering a Sony flagship.
    Had this just started with 8.1, or had it always occurred? Seems a bit drastic if it's an 8.1 thing. But I would be concerned if this touch/swipe problem had always existed on 1520s and there hasn't been a fix....
    05-18-2014 12:59 PM
  17. dcuk7's Avatar
    I'm on 8.1 now but it was largely the same on 8.0.
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    05-18-2014 02:15 PM
  18. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    After the last update for 8.1 my 1520 keeps lagging as well. Noticed only today while playing Minion Rush.
    05-18-2014 05:22 PM
  19. PeterByrne's Avatar
    Had this just started with 8.1, or had it always occurred? Seems a bit drastic if it's an 8.1 thing. But I would be concerned if this touch/swipe problem had always existed on 1520s and there hasn't been a fix....
    Always been this way s since buying two months ago ๐Ÿ˜ 
    05-18-2014 05:36 PM
  20. Will6371's Avatar
    I'd they would just hurry up and fix the screen touch problems I would be happy

    It is driving me mad and I am considering a Sony flagship.
    Better not go for a Z2 then because that has it as well.
    05-18-2014 06:45 PM
  21. Ahmad Barakji's Avatar
    Wait for Lumia Cyan update in June, new drivers will come with update for 8.1
    05-19-2014 05:51 AM
  22. psychotron's Avatar
    What a perfectly silly question. Of course 8.1 is (at least partially) to blame. You've installed a developer preview which hasn't been optimized for any particular phone and has no device specific firmware or drivers yet. There are undoubtedly going to be performance issues with almost any prerelease software which is why I haven't installed and won't until it officially rolls out with cyan My daily driver is a tool I need to consistently work reliably, not an experimental toy.
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    05-19-2014 06:10 AM
  23. hack14u's Avatar
    When you say screen touch problems, do you mean that the slightest touch will open an app, or a link, or whatever is there? Mine does that and it is so annoying. I also have the problem now after 8.1, whenever I slide to unlock the screen, it goes back to the last app used sometimes and not the homescreen. Very weird.
    05-19-2014 08:08 AM
  24. hack14u's Avatar
    What a perfectly silly question. Of course 8.1 is (at least partially) to blame. You've installed a developer preview which hasn't been optimized for any particular phone and has no device specific firmware or drivers yet. There are undoubtedly going to be performance issues with almost any prerelease software which is why I haven't installed and won't until it officially rolls out with cyan My daily driver is a tool I need to consistently work reliably, not an experimental toy.
    You may be on to something here :-)
    05-19-2014 08:08 AM
  25. Blake Quartly's Avatar
    What a perfectly silly question. Of course 8.1 is (at least partially) to blame. You've installed a developer preview which hasn't been optimized for any particular phone and has no device specific firmware or drivers yet. There are undoubtedly going to be performance issues with almost any prerelease software which is why I haven't installed and won't until it officially rolls out with cyan My daily driver is a tool I need to consistently work reliably, not an experimental toy.
    No need for the accusational tone.. If you actually read the forum, the consensus is that the firmware update should fix some things. The reason I asked this question was to determine if 1520s were like this by nature, because I went straight to 8.1. And it's hardly an experimental toy lol, way more productive overall with 8.1 now.
    Last edited by Blake Quartly; 05-20-2014 at 05:29 AM.
    05-19-2014 02:45 PM
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