06-22-2015 12:13 PM
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  1. finch_1021's Avatar
    Long story short the phone is awesome but don't drop it because you're a bad tech owner and the phone can't take the abuse of minor accidental drops case or no case.
    Last edited by finch_1021; 06-24-2015 at 12:43 PM.
    05-31-2015 04:25 PM
  2. Dusan Randj's Avatar
    Seems like you smashed your phone really good.
    HeyCori likes this.
    05-31-2015 04:28 PM
  3. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    Absolutely not! Had mine since release and its been great. Everything still works, no issues. You dropping your phone those few times probably did it in.
    Paul Foulkes likes this.
    05-31-2015 04:51 PM
  4. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I don't have one but everything I've read about the 1520 in these forums implies it is a beast. Never read one thing about poor build quality.
    05-31-2015 05:08 PM
  5. finch_1021's Avatar
    It's a beast dont get me wrong but the drops that it has indured weren't extreme drops. the research I've done there are other cases like this leading with the mic going un and out and the capacitive touch buttons light going out. Some are saying its due too wp8.1 update which is not the case with any of these are those problems because they are all hardware issues. Without taking the phone apart I can say with certainty that the pin connectors not being locked are the root cause
    porsche928dt likes this.
    05-31-2015 05:46 PM
  6. bo_woods's Avatar
    I can side with you that the 1520 isn't the toughest
    05-31-2015 07:08 PM
  7. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    The issue is caused directly by the drops I'm afraid but fear not the fix is quick and cheap if your out of warranty. You simply need a new daughter-board. Board should run under $50
    06-01-2015 09:29 AM
  8. finch_1021's Avatar
    Thats what I'm doing but the drops weren't extreme or any cause for concern of a cracked screen I've had plenty phones that have taken far worse falls and never had any issues of this nature
    06-01-2015 12:06 PM
  9. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    I've seen/heard of a couple doing what yours is boss. Both cases the USB port cracked/shorted the daughter-board from an impact.

    I cannot speak to how hard the phone did or did not fall. I was not there. I just know I've put mine through hell and it's still kicking.
    06-01-2015 05:06 PM
  10. Paul1266's Avatar
    So you've dropped your phone a few times and its broken. Who knew?! You should come back when you've dropped your new one as many times and let us know how it compares. File this under ridiculous posts. You can knock Nokia for a lot of things if you're in the mood but build quality and durability is not a great place to start imho. Try NOT dropping it...just a suggestion ;)
    Paul Foulkes likes this.
    06-02-2015 07:06 AM
  11. 920Walker's Avatar
    The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
    bo_woods and Al4video like this.
    06-02-2015 07:20 AM
  12. excalibur1814's Avatar
    " yes the phone has taken a few drops but they've all been in a case (dual layered tough guard case). "

    ​Okkkaaayyyy then
    06-03-2015 10:53 AM
  13. finch_1021's Avatar
    The dropped a few times but who hasn't dropped their phone before? I've dropped every phone I've owned it just happens. This phone particularly I've noticed you have to be careful how you store on your person , dont drop it and lets all keep pretending that the screen never crack or shatter just because its a NOKIA phone and they have a reputation of good build quality... The phone will flex by holding it to tight, having it in your pocket and walking with it, or holding it in certain positions leading to problems with pins becoming disengaged and display issues .... And I thought apple had blind iphans
    06-03-2015 01:01 PM
  14. Paul1266's Avatar
    I guess we are all different. I have never dropped a phone...unless it was onto a couch or bed intentionally. Something to do with it being an expensive piece of relatively fragile technology. I tend to look after my kit (because its expensive and I like to get top dollar when I move it on) but I know not everyone does or can. Perhaps you should get an 'active' or 'rugged' model that some manufacturers produce. It just seems odd to hear someone complain that something that was never meant to bounce fairs less well than they expected when they do drop it. I have owned many brands and just don't share your views on this models level of robustness compared to competitors. A pal of mine got an iphone 6 recently, within a month it looked like it had been in the wars with multiple scuffs and a serious dent to one corner. She just doesn't mind throwing it about I guess but it genuinely mystifies me why she doesn't treat it with a little more care.
    06-03-2015 02:44 PM
  15. Uppgrayedd's Avatar
    OP you must have had a bad batch, out of a million there normally is one that skips through quality control and is fragile compared to others. Again remember though the phone is huge and with its shear size and weight a drop even with a case will exert some force on the internals and shift them and or weaken connections in very rare cases. I have had my 1520 since 2013. Strong as. Also i have never droppped a phone haha
    06-03-2015 03:03 PM
  16. finch_1021's Avatar
    I bet you$5 the iPhone 6 still works despite the war wound unlike my 1520 which has one of the better cases made for it
    06-03-2015 07:57 PM
  17. finch_1021's Avatar
    Accidents do happen the drops were unintentional and minimal my brother who also owned a 1520 he shattered the screen while pulling the phone out of his pocket got a new one that one would reboot randomly he returned it got another one dropped it in a wallet case picked it up and the screen was smashed.... He quit claiming it on the ins and just bought a 920 never had a problem since then.... And the phone might be big but the weight is low and I may have gotten a bad batch nut my iPhone 4s which has been dropped wayyy more than what my 1520 and by far worse drops still works flawlessly despite the crappy ios crapware.... And the double sided glass phone still has no cracks
    06-03-2015 08:11 PM
  18. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    So by your logic when I go to shop for a new phone I should take each phone i like and throw them to the floor. Then have some skateboarder kid in skinny jeans roughly take the phone in and out of his pocket a few times. So when the cops come I need to say "I was testing thier build quality! These that broke are poorly made!". Is this correct?

    ps: don't reply, i was being silly because this thread is silly.
    06-04-2015 12:08 PM
  19. MK Shatnawi's Avatar
    At fist i thought your were trolling ..

    This phone has been great up until the last couple of months I've seen the phone literally fall apart (internally) in my hands.
    keep reading..

    I squeezed and twisted the phone lightly and the speakers volume begins to play normally.
    Now the volume is completely out unless I press on the screen on a certain spot or twist the phone in a certain manner.
    And to top it all off any charging cable that i plug in will fall out
    Well i guess dropping and twisting does harm your phone.

    PS. Really i think You should send your device to Nokia along with this post for a reimbursement.
    06-04-2015 11:17 PM
  20. finch_1021's Avatar
    With a phone this big it will twist/flex on its own in your pocket. A phone that is made by a manufacturer thats name is synonymous with reliability and durability that can't take a few (god forbid)-drops in a case and the phone literally is falling apart from the inside. There are several post in this forum regarding speaker issues, phone call issues, not being able to talk on the phone without putting the call on speaker because the mic is going in and out... But yeah I'm apparently a neglectful person that accidentally dropped his phone because no one does that to an expensive piece of technology ....yada yada...
    06-05-2015 07:55 AM
  21. jmshub's Avatar
    With a phone this big it will twist/flex on its own in your pocket. A phone that is made by a manufacturer thats name is synonymous with reliability and durability that can't take a few (god forbid)-drops in a case and the phone literally is falling apart from the inside. There are several post in this forum regarding speaker issues, phone call issues, not being able to talk on the phone without putting the call on speaker because the mic is going in and out... But yeah I'm apparently a neglectful person that accidentally dropped his phone because no one does that to an expensive piece of technology ....yada yada...
    It is unfortunate, but when you drop a phone, damage can occur. I'm not saying that it is neglectful, you have to understand that there is a lot going on inside of a smartphone. A drop, or more specifically, the sudden stop at the bottom, can cause damage. People think if the screen didn't crack you dodged a bullet. Years ago, I dropped my Lumia 920 and the antenna connection disconnected, resulting in me having no cellular connectivity until I tore the phone apart and reconnected it ( http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...xed-920-a.html ).

    It is a luck of a draw thing. You could drop your phone a hundred times and it could be fine, or one drop should shatter it. You could have this problem from any phone, be it Nokia, Apple, Samsung or whoever. A phone as large as a 1520 is probably a little more vulnerable.
    Tom Snyder likes this.
    06-05-2015 08:12 AM
  22. MK Shatnawi's Avatar
    With a phone this big it will twist/flex on its own in your pocket. A phone that is made by a manufacturer thats name is synonymous with reliability and durability that can't take a few (god forbid)-drops in a case and the phone literally is falling apart from the inside. There are several post in this forum regarding speaker issues, phone call issues, not being able to talk on the phone without putting the call on speaker because the mic is going in and out... But yeah I'm apparently a neglectful person that accidentally dropped his phone because no one does that to an expensive piece of technology ....yada yada...


    Yeah.. Now the question is when you first having issues why didn't you take it to a Nokia shop to have it serviced, but instead you tried twisting and flexing the phone which will only damage it even more..

    No smartphone is built to endure drops, except a few specialized ones that can take damage. Other than those any fall will most likely result in damaging the phone .
    06-05-2015 02:44 PM
  23. Paul Foulkes's Avatar
    Had mine since launch. Got a standard cover for it. I have dropped it a couple, maybe even more times. No problems with it. Works like adream. no busted screens, no scratches.
    Tip, don't keep it in a pocket where it will get bent! Look after your hardware
    06-10-2015 10:53 AM
  24. hiya15's Avatar
    In the end, Its all about luck :)
    06-10-2015 11:34 AM
  25. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    So yesterday my boss dropped his iPhone 6 18 inches to the tile floor and his screen broke. The first thing that came to mind was the "poor build quality" thing. So I had to share this thread with him to explain the mad manic laughter.
    06-10-2015 01:54 PM
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