02-26-2016 01:40 PM
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  1. beman39'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!
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    01-24-2016 09:43 AM
  2. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    It really is a great phone. I've bought and sold a couple of them over the years because once I sold my first one, I just had to get another one because I missed it. Ha ha Right now, I'm on the verge of buying a 950XL, but I have my eye on a great looking 1520 on eBay. Can't decide...

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    01-24-2016 10:09 AM
  3. enthuz's Avatar
    If I had the money to spare, I would be purchasing the 950XL without hesitation. However since I'm not there yet, it's posts like these that make me very content to pickup a 1520. I'm not one to jump from phone to phone, It took a damaged EOL 928 for me to move to an Icon under warranty.
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    01-24-2016 11:10 AM
  4. J Frost's Avatar
    The 1520 it's great running W10. My battery life has not been effected at all with the upgrade.
    I don't recall anything about the color profile when I initially installed it.
    On a side note, I bought my current Green 1520 from Science Guy. Couldn't be happier.
    01-24-2016 11:36 AM
  5. beman39's Avatar
    @jfrost (or anyone else) can go see in the settings where color profile settings are and see if you have that? Its in extras... Im thinking I might have to reset again...
    01-24-2016 12:51 PM
  6. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    The 1520 it's great running W10. My battery life has not been effected at all with the upgrade.
    I don't recall anything about the color profile when I initially installed it.
    On a side note, I bought my current Green 1520 from Science Guy. Couldn't be happier.
    Cool! Great news. :)
    I miss it every day. Ha ha
    01-24-2016 01:21 PM
  7. J Frost's Avatar
    Settings➡ Extra➡ Display➡ Color Profile.

    I hope that helps.
    01-24-2016 02:39 PM
  8. beman39's Avatar
    Settings➡ Extra➡ Display➡ Color Profile.

    I hope that helps.
    I know where it is bud but its not there for me when I go, so I'm wondering if its corrupted or missing and was wondering If you have it and maybe its JUST ME or its like that for every L1520
    01-24-2016 03:33 PM
  9. J Frost's Avatar
    Then the answer is yes, I have it........ Hopefully the reset fixes it.
    01-24-2016 04:49 PM
  10. beman39's Avatar
    hmmm ok kool thanks, then I have to do another reset which this will be 4 total... wonder why its not there?!
    01-24-2016 08:30 PM
  11. J Frost's Avatar
    Are you on the .63 update?
    Can you post a screen shot of that setting screen?
    01-24-2016 09:19 PM
  12. josh715m's Avatar
    J Frost is right, I'm on the .63 update and can confirm, color profile is there, just checked a minute ago.
    01-24-2016 09:49 PM
  13. Captpt's Avatar
    Nice to hear W10 is running well on your 1520 but Battery life IS the biggest reason I haven't gone to W10 with my 1520, battery was no where near 8.1 with my old 640XL and I tried every build pre .63 and hate to sound pessimistic but find it hard to believe my 1520 won't be worse with 10, Messaging and Skype were big drains with W10 even though I wasn't even signed into Skype, since you have no sim card in I take it your not texting so messaging isn't running, yes??
    01-24-2016 10:01 PM
  14. Byrese's Avatar
    It's threads like this that make me want to hold on to my 1520. I'm on my second one in 2 years (first was yellow...this one ks white).

    Like many of you...I too have tried other phones in an attempt to leave it (in fact I'm on a 930 right now). Just when I think I can leave it though I can't. My luck with W10MTP has been mixed. I agree...i too thought the TP gave my 1520 a new lease on life. After a while though the stability issues cropped back up. So i now have mixed feelings about W10.

    Though I "may" leave WP soon...this thread makes me want to load the TP and give it another go. In my opinion...the 1520 is one of the best phones ever made.
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    01-24-2016 11:11 PM
  15. beman39's Avatar
    ok so after a hard reset, everything is there and where it should be. now I'm going to see if my battery has gotten worse because deeyaamn 4 days on stand by with the occasional playing around is amazing! none of my other phones have gotten 4 days standby... everything is running buttery smooth.. my suggestion to those having trouble with win 10 is not to restore from a back up or device. install like a newborn baby with no sim card, then once your device is set up final, then pop in your sim card. that's my suggestion.
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    01-24-2016 11:57 PM
  16. Jazmac's Avatar
    You won't be able to part with it. About that phone being a beast, you're correct. There isn't anything around quite like the 1520. You'll get another phone and pop that one in your desk but you'll never get rid of it.
    01-25-2016 01:01 AM
  17. Marko Marjanovic's Avatar
    I was in your place. I needed to say goodbye to my beloved 1520 after painfull cost of screen repair and it was wise from me to get rid of it, but i still don't like that fact. I put it on sale and got big price tag on it.. hoped that no one will buy it.. but after 5 minutes, 5 MINUTES i pick a call and sold it for 300e
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    01-25-2016 06:03 AM
  18. Captpt's Avatar
    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! !
    Not trying to be a buzzkill or a downer but battery life on W10 was no where near 8.1 on my old 640XL and a very big reason I won't put W10 on my 1520 yet.. 4 days mostly on stand-by with no sim card just doesn't sound impressive, I get a full 2 days out of my 1520 on 8.1 and this is with normal to heavy use, I imagine if I took out my sim and let it sit on stand-by it would go 6 days. Messanger/Skype are big battery drains with W10, when I ran W10 on my 640XL Messaging /Skype was sucking 32-40% of the battery alone, after signing out and uninstalling Skype Messaging was still draining 24-30%.
    With no sim your Messaging isn't active at all I would assume..
    I would love to put W10 on my 1520 but until people start reporting battery life somewhere near 8.1 on they're 1520s I just can't commit, 2 day battery with normal/heavy use is just a luxury I'm not willing to give up..
    01-25-2016 06:28 AM
  19. ajayden's Avatar
    I would love to put W10 on my 1520 but until people start reporting battery life somewhere near 8.1 on they're 1520s I just can't commit, 2 day battery with normal/heavy use is just a luxury I'm not willing to give up..
    Asking just out of curiosity. Why are you looking for 2 days battery life? On the first day do you get the opportunity to be near a power source, like at your office table, home power plug or car charger etc?
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    01-25-2016 07:33 AM
  20. Captpt's Avatar
    Asking just out of curiosity. Why are you looking for 2 days battery life? On the first day do you get the opportunity to be near a power source, like at your office table, home power plug or car charger etc?
    For the times like next week when I'll be using REALLY heavy use in Florida using my 1520 daily for 8 straight days to talk, text, post photos, streaming music, GPS for traveling and my Golf GPS yardage app ect.. Days like that I'm on the go all day and having to stop and put it on a charger is not a option. This 1520 on 8.1 will handle the whole day and night, on W10 I highly doubt I'd get to the evening without it hitting critical.. Same holds true when I go to California in march, Outer Banks in July or any day I'm on the go all day..
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    01-25-2016 07:45 AM
  21. Jazmac's Avatar
    I was in your place. I needed to say goodbye to my beloved 1520 after painfull cost of screen repair and it was wise from me to get rid of it, but i still don't like that fact. I put it on sale and got big price tag on it.. hoped that no one will buy it.. but after 5 minutes, 5 MINUTES i pick a call and sold it for 300e
    ROTFLMBO!!! Nice one. That's the thing about a 1520, it has a size that simply works. I have a coworker who have both the iphone and 1520. The phone that carries the sim is the 1520. It is the phone always on her desk and her iphone is used for apps not yet on our device she uses at work. But its has an understated look and feel I'm hoping to get in whatever will be described as the Surface phone or one of its models.
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    01-25-2016 08:08 AM
  22. beman39's Avatar
    Not trying to be a buzzkill or a downer but battery life on W10 was no where near 8.1 on my old 640XL and a very big reason I won't put W10 on my 1520 yet.. 4 days mostly on stand-by with no sim card just doesn't sound impressive, I get a full 2 days out of my 1520 on 8.1 and this is with normal to heavy use, I imagine if I took out my sim and let it sit on stand-by it would go 6 days. Messanger/Skype are big battery drains with W10, when I ran W10 on my 640XL Messaging /Skype was sucking 32-40% of the battery alone, after signing out and uninstalling Skype Messaging was still draining 24-30%.
    With no sim your Messaging isn't active at all I would assume..
    I would love to put W10 on my 1520 but until people start reporting battery life somewhere near 8.1 on they're 1520s I just can't commit, 2 day battery with normal/heavy use is just a luxury I'm not willing to give up..
    first off I did play around with the phone to play a couple of games (candy crush and solitaire) and to listen to music (Spotify) and surf the net. so with that said its still very impressive it lasted 4 days! 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.
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    01-25-2016 09:10 AM
  23. enthuz'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.
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    01-25-2016 09:21 AM
  24. Jaripi's Avatar
    Just wishing to see Lumia 1550 with Qualcomm 820 and with a great improved camera, then my 1520 will retire ;)
    01-25-2016 10:32 AM
  25. RumoredNow's Avatar
    For the times like next week when I'll be using REALLY heavy use in Florida using my 1520 daily for 8 straight days to talk, text, post photos, streaming music, GPS for traveling and my Golf GPS yardage app ect.. Days like that I'm on the go all day and having to stop and put it on a charger is not a option. This 1520 on 8.1 will handle the whole day and night, on W10 I highly doubt I'd get to the evening without it hitting critical.. Same holds true when I go to California in march, Outer Banks in July or any day I'm on the go all day..
    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.
    01-25-2016 10:55 AM
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