Even I faced the same issue, I tried factory reset but of no use and at last I replaced my battery... now battery time is good as before and no abrupt shutdown issue...
Sushi Majesty, 29 Jun 2016Dude the model is no longer being made, and is completely discontinued by Microsoft how can yo... moreA good industry practice is to support the product till it's working life, which for a mobile phone is approx 4 to 5 years. The battery is one such spare item which runs out faster then the phone itself & needs replacement.
Anonymous, 27 Jun 2016Had a similar problem. The Microsoft Service Centre in Mumbai confirmed it was a battery Probl... moreDude the model is no longer being made, and is completely discontinued by Microsoft how can you expect the brand to have spares. If you want spares you can buy it from snapdeal and ebay.
treewood, 28 Jun 2016my 1520 shows 70% than as i am using the inbuilt camera app it crashes and shows battrey criti... moreHi,
Even I was facing the same issue, when I charge the battery even for 100% and start using the camera, the phone switches off and says critical battery or after some time if I turn on the battery it says 20 or 30 % battery, even if I browse any videos on YouTube or even work with my phone for about 30 minutes then also the phone used to turn off. So in order to fix it, first I did a format to my phone and after booting it, first I went to SETTINGS>>UPDATE & SECURITY>>WINDOWS INSIDER PROGRAMME, then clicked on "stop the preview of insider builds" for 5 days. Then I charged my battery and tried to work on camera and watched videos on youtube and it seems to be working perfectly fine, even the build was win10. So I am sure that there is some patch or update in windows 10 which is causing the problem because in order to check if its a build or update problem, I tried to again resume the windows insider programme and tried to upgrade it again, and I saw that after upgrading again I faced the same issue, so I again followed the same above first steps and issue got fixed. So pls try the above thing and check if it works for you.
Note: while you format make sure that you select the format option as the oldest format option to begin with.
Anonymous, 27 Jun 2016Had a similar problem. The Microsoft Service Centre in Mumbai confirmed it was a battery Probl... moremy 1520 shows 70% than as i am using the inbuilt camera app it crashes and shows battrey critically low . I updated to latest w10 hard reset still same problem . please any suggestions.
okoy, 24 Jun 2016we got the same problem ..i bought my 1520 last aug 2014..ist it says the bat is in 94% but af... moreHad a similar problem. The Microsoft Service Centre in Mumbai confirmed it was a battery Problem but did not have a spare one in stock in any of their stores in India. also checked in hongkong streets but could not find one.
Finally got a spare battery from a small time dealer in Mumbai for Rupees 1,500/= (USD 23/=). the performance of the new battery is great. It lasts for approx. 2-days with average usage.
SHAME ON MICROSOFT/NOKIA FOR NOT PROVIDING SPARESOF THEIR PREMIUM PRODUCTS.
Nokia Lumia 1520 is a GRRREAT phone! 32 Gig, 20 megapixel cam, 6 inch screen, etc etc. Wouldn't think of upgrading to Windows 10 ever.8.1 runs smoothly.This phone is a gem in my opinion.
it is indeed a great phone to have. I have already owned it for nearly 3 yrs, still works like a champs. But due to the lack of attention from microsoft on its mobile division, i feel like lumia user had been left out in the windows 10 project. Thus, i am considering a switch to android. Gonna have this phone as my secondary device in order to keep track on W10M development. sincerely hope that microsoft could pay more attention to W10M as there is still a lot of catching up to do and potential for the OS to grow.
change a battery will solve the problem. i had this issue as well last year. get a new battery, and it works as usual now. cheers.
Thomas, 19 Jun 2016I own a Lumia 1520 since Apr 14. The battery when new was great. A month ago, the battery is b... morewe got the same problem ..i bought my 1520 last aug 2014..ist it says the bat is in 94% but after that it goes dead..i tried to contact a nokia service center in manila but said they could not replace or fix it or replace a new one bat as they are short or none bat is available,,its crap as of now..
Using it for a Year now.
Startet with 8.1, went to W10M Insider, and then to the Official Released one.
What can i say?
Works like a charm.
Just laughing about those Droids ´n Egs begint empty in midday, when im jsut about to start. :D
mani, 13 Jun 2016Friends is nokia lumia 1520 is excellent phone tell me fast because I Wana buy it plz frnds tell meyup, it's a good phone. Been using it for almost 3 yrs now.
I have had this phone for two years now. Started on windows 8.1 which had serious issues in my opinion including the rebooting without warning mentioned in other posts. I now run it on windows 10 and it works much better. The battery life is pretty much the same except when sharing my wifi and with certain games but that was so with 8.1 OS.
I am that pleased with the phone that my 24 month contract is now ended and I'm switching to a sim only that's going to cost my a fifth of the monthly outlay and I'm keeping the phone going.
Another thing is that i have used Nokia phones since 1996 when they were very different and this is by far the best phone they have made in it's class. Just a shame they didn't have an Android version when it was first available but hey-ho.
I own a Lumia 1520 since Apr 14. The battery when new was great. A month ago, the battery is behaving odd. At 57% levl, it suddenly shuts down , so i would think it's either battery problem (wear & tear) or digitizer problem. Anyone can tell me can i send to Nokia outlets and get battery checked and replaced. My country Nokia service is 3rd grade, sorry to say.
Enjoying groove music on windows 10. Lots of improvement on windows 10
mani, 13 Jun 2016Friends is nokia lumia 1520 is excellent phone tell me fast because I Wana buy it plz frnds tell meMani, understand your needs first from the phone if you need fancy apps this isn't the phone for you, i think after 3 years its still over priced phone, you can get a Used device on OLX but, you need to realise the phone doesn't work to its best after the Windows10 update their is drastic battery life consumption doest offer battery backup of 2days with heavy usage while it had the earlier version of 8.1 the phone tends to freeze or in some cases reboot by itself because of memory issues (the above related issues I've faced on my NL1520)
But the phone has some other very impressive feature of having 5 dedicated mic for stereo recording as well as a beautiful 20mp camera with great and a powerful flash and good loudspeaker. The screen is good ( I say good because at current market price i'll get a QHD screen) the phone is old but its on of Nokia best phones ever made.
I would advice you to have a look at the Sony Z3 in comparison as you get a better OS, more apps, Good battery life, great screen but a smaller one, and an awesome camera which is in par with the NL1520 and offer ip58 water and dust resistance, which means you can take awesome under water photography with the Sony Z3, for upto 30mins. I'm not impressed with the Low light photography of the Sony z3 when you see the image quality on a larger screen. Amoled screen tends to over saturate the colors and at times its difficult to see the amount of noise on a small screen.
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2016Windows 10 drains the battery like hell.. I am sorry I upgrade it to my Nokia 1520 which was u... moreYou can still downgrade your device to windows 8.1 with the Nokia Recovery tool but, i mean whats the point of getting the OS update if your not going to use it. Secondly, yes some of the battery drain issues has been kept under control with the most recent update of Windows10.