02-26-2016 01:40 PM
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  1. peterrey's Avatar
    Hi I'm getting as much battery life from my 1520 with the latest W10 as I did with 8.1. Agree totally with you that it is a fabulous phone.
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    01-25-2016 10:58 AM
  2. Captpt's Avatar
    NONE of my other phones lasted 4 days on one charge (talking about my Samsung note 3) and even my GF's Samsung Core LTE doesn't last 2 days! Like I said in my previous post install win 10 without from a back up or anything, install it like a newborn baby and don't put in the sim card till you've set it up completely... you should then see a difference in battery.
    I hear you there, I had every Galaxy S from 2 to 5 and did the Root Rom route and Note 3&4 and none could come close to the battery life of the 1520!! I did do the clean install of .29 & .36 never ran a backup/restore and battery life was never better then on 8.1.. Worse part was I couldn't get tyat 640XL back to 8.1, Windows Device/Phone Recovery could never get me back, errors or freezes so I just gave up before bricking it, don't want to go down that road with my 1520.

    Roger that.

    In October, 2014 and again in October, 2015 my wife and I took extended vacations. The only way I can describe it is that for 30+ days each trip I hammered my 1520 with everything I could throw at it. Web Search, Comm, Navigation, hundreds of photos snapped daily, translator duty, etc. You name it, I made the phone do it. That battery just lasts and lasts. There were 3 days, if I remember correctly, on that first trip that I resorted to a power bank. Those were looooong days in very scenic spots with far too many photo ops. The second trip we were using a vehicle so I was topping up regularly. But that first trip we would go all day and into the night. My wife would run through 2 batteries on her digital camera (brand new ones in great shape) and I took at least as many pics with my 1520.3, plus made it do everything else.

    1520.3 never been off official.
    RumoredNow there's not another phone out there that could do that that includes the 950/950XL..
    It's arguably the best phone MS ever released..
    RumoredNow and Tom Snyder like this.
    01-25-2016 02:20 PM
  3. Jazmac's Avatar
    I always wondered if setting up the phone OS without the sim installed would mess up anything. I will try to do this on the 1520. Because I do charge my phone at night and whenever I'm driving, I will love the battery life. My Icon would last 2-3 days between charges. I only know because I was curious on how long it would last under very heavy use and W10M.

    The more I think about it, the 1520 will keep me content until a true clear replacement is released. Plus you guys are so convincing with your love of this phone, you made me go out and get one! There's a reason even MS used it to showcase W10M.
    Its hard to describe but it has a very dependable feeling about it.
    01-25-2016 03:12 PM
  4. Jas Holden's Avatar
    I am Shocked to find that there must be a Golf Course in Outer Timbuktu, Siberia, that does not have USB charging ports on the Golf Carts, in the cars, in the Hotels and everywhere else.
    01-25-2016 05:37 PM
  5. Changaizee's Avatar
    Its in Extra, i have 10586.63 on my, L1520. go in Extra and then Display, you shud see the Color and brightness profile there.
    And yea, whatever you said absolutely correct W10M on this fone, i use it as daily driver and my battery lasts abt 36-40 hours with medium to heavy use, when i say heavy use it means i browse or youtube for str8 1-2 hours a day for sure. somtimes it more than that. recentlly installed guitar flash and stickman soccer, so add abt an hour for these apps too, plus my hour of music over BT, going to and coming back home from work, i keep my Wifi cloud with me, so its always connected to it. . . . . i would rather wish they make a L1550 with SD820 and 3GB RAM QHD screen 6.5" maybe . . else im not leaving it for no 950XL :P
    Jazmac likes this.
    01-25-2016 07:54 PM
  6. dannejanne's Avatar
    I'll never sell my Lumia 1520. I might actually buy a second unit instead. There's something special about the 1520 that I can't really put my finger on. I have a Huawei Mate S and an iPhone 6S Plus too, but using the 1520 is some kind of magic that I don't experience on my other phones. Funny thing is I can buy a new one from abroad and then sell them used here in my country and don't really lose any money. It's sought after here. Whenever a used one comes up it gets sold Quick.

    Battery life has been good for me on latest builds. I can go three days on a charge and use it normally. Not heavy nor very light use.
    RumoredNow, Tom Snyder and ajayden like this.
    01-26-2016 11:02 AM
  7. bgaz's Avatar
    You guys are absolutely right about the 1520. I got mine in April of 2014 and I just love love love this phone. I put Windows 10 on it in early December and it is flawless with 10 just at it was with 8.1. I plan to keep this phone for a long time. Shame you can't get a new battery for the 1520. Would be great once the battery is out of recharge cycles.

    I can also confirm with .63 the color profiles are there still.

    Long live the 1520!
    01-26-2016 02:23 PM
  8. enthuz's Avatar
    I thought you could get a new battery? Can anyone share some links of ones you've used that don't have any issues with charging and %?
    01-26-2016 02:59 PM
  9. bgaz's Avatar
    You're right enthuz, there is a topic about replacing the 1520 battery in the 1520 forum I was just reading. Actually there is more than one topic.
    01-26-2016 04:07 PM
  10. Steve Thackery's Avatar
    The 950XL definitely doesn't tempt me for two reasons. Firstly, the screen is noticeably smaller at 5.7" (doesn't sound much but it's very obvious if you look at the comparisons on YouTube).



    Secondly, the three buttons occupy the bottom of the screen, rather than having their own space below it. Yes, you can set it so they disappear until you flick them up, but it is less convenient than them having their own separate row. Also, it makes the total glass height somewhat less, so the phone should fit in your pocket better as well as being cheaper to make. But I don't care about the size - I'd prefer the buttons to be permanently visible on their own separate row.

    I'm sticking out for a Surface Phone (although I bet I can't afford one).
    Tom Snyder and floppyedonkey like this.
    01-26-2016 04:15 PM
  11. enthuz's Avatar
    So funny! I was just looking at that video. I'm now impatiently waiting for mine to be delivered tomorrow. I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve.

    I went to the carrier store today to pickup a sim and the rep was talking about how much he loved his and wouldn't give it up for anything.
    libra89, RumoredNow and ajayden like this.
    01-26-2016 04:37 PM
  12. Jazmac's Avatar
    I thought you could get a new battery? Can anyone share some links of ones you've used that don't have any issues with charging and %?
    I replaced the battery in my 1520 about a week ago. Its the most simple change you could do.
    01-26-2016 10:41 PM
  13. floppyedonkey's Avatar
    Yeah the 1520.3 will hold me over fine until some Intel based Windows Phone. Although I'd be just as happy seeing some larger device, 7-8 inch that ran Windows 10 Mobile I think the OS just works... And I'm fearful there may not be a 6inch Windows phone in the future.
    ElronTheElder likes this.
    01-26-2016 11:23 PM
  14. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Although I'd be just as happy seeing some larger device, 7-8 inch that ran Windows 10 Mobile I think the OS just works...
    It doesn't have a dedicated call mic, but works with speaker phone, Bluetooth or wired headset with a mic for making/receiving phone calls. http://forums.windowscentral.com/alc...-features.html

    Unfortunately, it isn't anywhere near the powerhouse of the 1520. Maybe somewhere down the line...
    Tom Snyder likes this.
    01-27-2016 12:05 AM
  15. noobchief's Avatar
    so last week I installed win 10 on my L1520 and have been fooling around with it for a few days... first off win 10 is working flawless so far as I can tell and the battery OMG the battery (with no sim card in it mind you, but wifi and BT still on) lasts like 4 days!! now I haven't played a lot with it and it has been in standby most of those 4 days, but still! I'm shocked it still lasts for 4 days with no charge! I have my phone up for sale but I'm hoping nobody will buy it LOL ... there is one weird thing tho that happened, when I first installed win 10 I had the option to choose VIVID in my color profile in the extras setting. then after I did a reset to install an update and the second time around I lost that option... can anyone who installed win 10 on their L1520 confirm that they have/haven't got the color profile setting in extras? all in all my L1520 got a second life with win 10 and I can't believe they are not including the win 10 update for this device... in fact I think I know why, they don't want to ruin sales of their L950XL that the L1520 can ruin for them... this phone is such a beast even after 2 years on the market. I don't think this phone will ever meet EOL anytime soon!
    When i first installed 10 on my 640XL it was flawless too. But as time passes by, problems starts springing up that only hard resets can fix, so keep your fingers crossed :X
    01-28-2016 07:44 AM
  16. enthuz's Avatar
    I want to say "Thank You!" to everyone in this thread for your posts and help. I'm now a proud owner of a 1520.3 and loving it. I sold my wife on a red one and now my son is looking at picking one up to move on from his 520. I now don't feel pressured to buy a new phone unless it comes with major improvements.
    01-28-2016 01:04 PM
  17. Tullphan's Avatar
    I've got a 1520.3 that's ready to go when my contract on my Icon is up with VZW.
    However, they're trying to tempt me to stay with $200 off an iPhone 6s Plus.
    01-29-2016 12:17 PM
  18. Byrese's Avatar
    I want to say "Thank You!" to everyone in this thread for your posts and help. I'm now a proud owner of a 1520.3 and loving it. I sold my wife on a red one and now my son is looking at picking one up to move on from his 520. I now don't feel pressured to buy a new phone unless it comes with major improvements.
    Where did you buy it from?
    01-30-2016 12:21 AM
  19. beman39's Avatar
    probably eBay...
    Tom Snyder likes this.
    01-30-2016 08:30 AM
  20. enthuz's Avatar
    Yes, eBay.
    Tom Snyder likes this.
    01-30-2016 12:41 PM
  21. beman39's Avatar
    so I just sold my L1520 yesterday... didn't get what I wanted for it but it's ok and I miss it already a little bit, BUT I am enjoying my 950XL immensely and THAT will fill the spot
    01-30-2016 01:15 PM
  22. Old_Mil's Avatar
    I've got a 1520.3 that's ready to go when my contract on my Icon is up with VZW.
    However, they're trying to tempt me to stay with $200 off an iPhone 6s Plus.
    Don't do it. Sold my 830 and went to a 6s Plus because I had to have certain apps for work. My wife's 1520 is superior to this phone in every way.
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    02-26-2016 05:14 AM
  23. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I miss my 1520 so much :P
    I am really tempted to buy it in Green...only because I always wanted the green one and they are so cheap on ebay.

    if I can find a good green case for the 950 I may wind up with it but I really wish I could get 1520 true successor...with 950 specs and 1520 design :p
    thankfully I also love my 640 XL so the 950 XL is still good if I decided to go with it.
    02-26-2016 01:40 PM
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