Does anyone else’s Transformer prime kinda suck?

Posted Apr 25, 2012 at 7:03 pm in Threads > Smartphones & Tablets

I’ve had my prime for almost two months now and there are some things I really love, but other aspects really ruin it for me.

The biggest issue I have by far is the web browser; scrolling is super laggy, changing tabs can also be laggy and I get more force closes than I’d like. Honestly, the performance isn’t leaps and bounds ahead of my HTC legend. I tried chrome and love the features, but it’s way way buggier and I’ve also tried a couple of other browsers without much luck.

There’s also a lot of general lagginess throughout the system, especially in settings. The launcher also force closes a couple of times/day.

Is anyone having the same or similar problems? Is it a certain app or setting that could be ruining it for me? Realistically it’s still very much usable, I was just expecting more from this hardware/software/price combination.

Sorry for the long post.
I’m not loving my TFP, does anyone have any tips to make it better

  • Taylor Wimberly

    Hmmm I love my Prime. Have you tried the new Chrome Beta that was released last week. The previous version had a lot of bugs, but the latest one is greatly improved. Google said Chrome will lose the beta tag in the coming weeks, so we should expect another update soon.

    I have not experienced any problems with the launcher crashing.

  • Jorge Branco

    Yeah I uninstall/reinstall every week in the hope it’ll suddenly be amazing. How’s browser scrolling for you? That’s really my biggest issue with it

  • Rauelius

    Coming from an incredibly buggy G2x, I’d say the Prime is fine. It does some Force Closes, but that seems to be the nature of Android and even occurred on my Nexus One and Galaxy Nexus.

  • FlexPuke

    The only problem I had was extreme lag when it was installing things on the stock ROM. I’ve switched over to AOKP though, and I don’t have any problems with it now, even with stock browser.

    • FlexPuke

      Also, I have problems with GPS, but everyone does. The only time Maps gets the location spot on is when I’m on a stationary WiFi network (not a hotspot)

  • Tom

    I had quite a few Wifi/browser problems until I replaced my 6 year old 39 dollar wireless router with one that actually works. now my TFP is the fastest thing in the house.

  • Bryan Stoner

    It could be your particular model + particular software revision.

    Maybe a firmware update will fix some of your issues?

    Or you could take the quick route and root that bad boy ;)

  • i_grip

    I have a few problems to but I got AOKP and it works much better. I did find that the ROM needed more time to settle then on other phones though. After a day, the prime was running pretty smooth. Only problem now is that it looses connection with the dock after the screen turns off then back on again.

  • ranwanimator

    I’ve not no GPS or WiFi problems. I don’t seem to have any browser lag or force closes. The ASUS task manager stops working all the time though that is a minor issue. My one and only big issue is in drawing applications you can’t draw a circle or diagonal lines. They come out all wavy. I think it has something to do with the weird rectangular pattern of the digitizer dots. I’ve bugged Gary on the XDA forums to see if there is a fix in the works as I’d really like to use my Prime as a digital sketchbook, but with wavy lines thing prevents that. Other than that I have no complaints and have been loving everything that it does. Coming to the ATP from a G1 means it does everything.

  • TopherM21

    Sorry to get sidetracked, but what’s been everyone’s experience with the IPS display/sunlight?

    I’m looking into getting a tablet and love the form factor with the transformer series, but am having a hard time deciding between the Prime and the new TF300 with the IPS being the primary factor

  • justin Poirier

    I have had good luck with dolphin browser HD treating pages with flash more like a computer would.

  • Jorge Branco

    Thanks for the tips guys. I’m on the latest firmware as far as I know.
    And I’ve rooted but been holding off sticking a new ROM on there until CM9 comes out. ASUS’s rom is about as close to vanilla ICS as I’ll get anyway so I didn’t see the point, I also like having the extra toggles in the notification bar (even if they clash pretty badly with ICS).
    Can anyone recommend me a good AOSP ROM maybe?

    • Bryan Stoner

      Don’t wait for CM9. The AOSP Roms borrow plenty of features from CM and are just as good.

      • Jorge Branco

        Thanks Brian. Turns out you’re a legend

        • Bryan Stoner

          Your welcome~ Takes one to know one!

        • Bryan Stoner

          Oops sorry! I forgot to recommend a ROM. Virtuous Prime seems to be a great ROM if you want closest to stock feel. It includes a lot of the optimizations that are commonplace. Primalicious seems like it offers the best set of features but it looks heavily themed.

          Although take that with a grain of salt (I only own the of tf)

          Words of advice: A ton of replies might mean there are problems rather than being super popular. Meaning there could be problems!

          Good luck!

  • Jorge Branco

    Hey, sorry to bring this thread back from the dead. I just thought I’d let everyone know I did a factory reset and all is well with the world again. Not quite perfect but damn close. I’m one very happy TFP owner!

    I also discovered office suite pro and it’s seamless Dropbox integration so my Android life is pretty much complete.
    Now to check out some AOSP builds…

    Any difference between AOSP and AOKP? Or is it just a name?

  • Yonas

    never had one,but i used my classmate’s and its super smooth and fast.You might have lots of application’s running in the background.

    • Yonas

      have had*