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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rsarno, Dec 25, 2011.


How satisfied are you with your Prime?

  1. Exceeds Expectations

    30 vote(s)
  2. Meets Expectations

    18 vote(s)
  3. Below Expectations

    6 vote(s)
  4. Have Wifi Issues

    5 vote(s)
  5. Have GPS Issues

    6 vote(s)
  6. Have Screen Issues

    3 vote(s)
  7. Have Lag Issues

    5 vote(s)
  8. Have Other Issues

    9 vote(s)
  1. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!
    Thread Starter

    grabbed this idea from XDA forum .. thought some people here may not be voting over there.

    Vote above please.

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  2. theandies

    theandies Android Enthusiast

    When I get mine I'll vote. Should be Tuesday!

    Edit - This thing is great. I have not had any of the issues reported here or at XDA.
    Gps and wifi work great. No light bleed and it feels really solid.
    5 stars
  3. ohiojosh78

    ohiojosh78 Newbie

    So far it is amazing. We used it to play.Christmas music when our family came down Christmas Eve and i saw 3 things right off the bat that amazed me.

    1. Screen is amazing
    2. Sound quality is better than any.handheld device.out and thats w/o the keyboard/subwoofer
    3. The battery and energy use is.great. played music.for approx 8 hrs and battery was at 93%
    4. The spun aluminum case kept it cold to the touch. Not room temperature. Not cool. But cold. No overheating issues ever i imagine.
    5. Graphics are almost console quality on the free ball rolling game (whatever it was called)

    Oops thats more than 3 but the more i thought about it the more i came up with.
  4. ManOfSteele

    ManOfSteele Newbie

    I voted other issues.

    My issue is that I don't have one yet.
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  5. sleepnumber

    sleepnumber Lurker

    Don't even get me started. Ordered with Tiger Direct USA on 11/22, called and was told it would ship 12/19, called on 12/19 and was told they received NO SHIPMENTS from Asus and the first shipment would be 1/15/12.
    Then I read on-line customers who now have a Prime they state came from Tiger Direct. Trying hard to give them a break but I feel deceived.:mad:
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  6. rz22g

    rz22g Well-Known Member

    My daughter loves it but she pointed out three things I noticed but had not mentioned since I did not want to spoil her gift and also since it was from Santa and I have never seen it before.

    The first is the boot time. It is extremely long. I was not going to compare to the iPad 2 but she made the statement while we waited on the bootup .."you could boot the iPad 2 a bunch of times before this boots once. I hope it gets faster." I have to agree that the boot time is horrible.

    She also noticed the light bleed on the right side. Its most noticable on dark screens and will definitely be an eye catcher during dark scenes in movies. The nice long boot time does not help because you really get to look at the light bleed a long time.

    Next is the interface speed. Now I had the Xoom and see the improvement in speed but I have to agree with my daughters obverstation that it still is not silky smooth like the the iPad 2.

    We also experienced APP crashes and a random reboot. She did not know whatthe crash was so I acted like it was nothing and just closed it out. It happened again on another app while I had stepped away and she read the prompt and came to get me. I have not played with the iPad 2 extensively but she uses one daily and she said she has never had that happen on hers.

    I think the device is ok. Don't care for the light bleed . This one has a cracking sound when held on left side near the volume buttons. I can push on the screen in the location and tell there is movement between it and the shell. Just not to sure about the device yet. I will probably return it and at least try to get one that does not have such noticable light bleed.
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  7. rgpie75

    rgpie75 Newbie

    I'm pretty happy with mine so far. No wifi problems or light bleed. I am not sure that my gps is working. I have only tried to connect once and couldn't, but it may have been a line of sight issue. I'll try it again soon. If there is a gps issue like others have reported hopefully it can be corrected with a firmware update. I have had a couple of reboots and I agree that the boot time seems really long. But otherwise I love it. Can't wait for some ice cream sandwich!!
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  8. snuggles

    snuggles Android Enthusiast

    Ill let you guys know in feb when it ships
  9. Arun01

    Arun01 Member

    Hmm mine boots in under 1 minute. ICS will fix a lot.Honeycomb is full of bugs.Btw I love this thing.Had it at my families house for Christmas & everyone raved over it.How it's so thin & how beautiful the screen & graphics were.There were 2 ipads there that no one payed any attention too.
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  10. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    I love this tablet. I don't have any issues other than standard HC issues, which should be fixed with the imminent ICS update. WiFi strength/range is roughly the same as my Galaxy Nexus', the only time I tested the GPS it locked instantly to my exact location in google maps, screen is beautiful. Battery life has been pretty good over all, though i wish the cord was longer. There are a few bloat apps on it, and even like 6 bloat music tracks that can't be deleted. Overall I'm very happy with it. Eagerly awaiting the keyboard dock and the ICS update. Anyone know if there's been any progress on obtaining root on it yet?
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  11. andygu3

    andygu3 Android Expert

    So far, impressed with the tablet. The battery life, for us, is great.
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  12. Sintec

    Sintec Newbie

    For the music tracks, did you go into File Manager and delete them through there? That's what I did and they deleted fine.
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  13. KaneoheGrown

    KaneoheGrown Newbie

    My first tablet, I had toyed around with getting a Galaxy 10.1, but when I heard about the Prime being the first quad to come out, I figured I could hold out for the latest and greatest.

    Wife and I are happy with the purchase, I've been playing with it ever since I got my hands on it. Haven't had any issues like those stated above. No light bleed, no spotty wifi, no GPS issues, no random reboots. All and all I'm a very satisfied customer.
  14. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

    I really dig it, my first.

    I say it meets expectations. Fast, quick, easy to use, I love it.

    But I see a few minor issues...

    1. the Battery life report says nothing and only shows system apps. This is generally kernel related and it seems their kernel is not reporting data about what apps are using battery, only system apps.

    2. when in the Marekt app, if you select "my apps" you see a list of all your apps. If you click one, you got to the apps permissions?? WTF? So, if you want to see the change log or reviews you have to back out, search for the app, and then you can see the apps details and update. My phone does it right, the tablet does it wrong.

    1 big issue...

    GPS. I cant see or lock on any satellites. Not inside, not outside. Not after reboot not after clear AGPS data. This is reported by many. I pray they fix it via an OTA update.
  15. rsmin

    rsmin Well-Known Member


    I wonder if you just have a bad unit? I have seen others that say theirs is working fine? Hmmmm. I haven't ever dealt with Asus support, but have you talked with them?
  16. TheBarron

    TheBarron Member

    Modus operandi for Tiger
  17. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!
    Thread Starter

    well according to this small sample, nobody has wifi or gps issues lol
  18. pragmatous

    pragmatous Android Enthusiast

    ? There are not any in stock anywhere. I guess you guys got the first batch. First batches are always buggy tho.
  19. golfernut78

    golfernut78 Well-Known Member

    I am really enjoying my transformer prime in the two days i've had it. We ordered it 11.27.11 from Best Buy. Got a shipping notice from Best Buy on 12.19.11 and arrived on 12.27.11. Was disappointed I didn't get it for Christams, but beggers can't be chosers.

    This is my first tablet and I am really impressed. Co-workers who saw me play with it after it was delivered (had it shipped to office) were impressed with it too, especially the one who just got their ipad2. For me, the Prime is the most practical. I got the 32gb model, and the keyboard dock. Also picked up a 32gb micro sd card for it. My wife just got a new dslr camera and we can use the sd card for the camera in the keyboard dock and view the images instantly. This will be great as we are going on a European vacation in the spring so we can view the pictures instantly as well as have something to entertain us for the long flight over.

    I really like the solid feel and the metal case. Again, I don't have a lot of experience with tablets, but i've looked/demoed a number and it feels the best in the hand.

    As for use, i've noticed it lag a couple of times, but it seems to have happened when i had something else running. I am not overly concerned at this point as i know honeycomb is not taking advantage of the the quad core.

    As for the issues people have mentioned, I am a poor judge for light bleed. I wasn't having any wi-fi issues, but i did install the firmware updates this morning on the machine and have noticed improved signal strength, atleast in the office. As for the GPS, it has a note within 20 meters of exact location. At home it put me in the street outside my house and at the office it has me sitting in the parking lot. not exact, but not far off.
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  20. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!
    Thread Starter

    Welcome to the forum, and great review!
  21. sniffels95

    sniffels95 Lurker

    Great to hear the positive reviews

    Noticed someone posting about the short cable (i'm assuming it's the charging cable they're referring to). I have an Asus Transformer (the original one) and discovered that a standard USB extension cable (USB2 or USB3 only, not the USB1 cable) can be put in-between the AC adapter and the Asus proprietary cable in order to extend the length of the charging cable. Charges just fine. I assume that this hasn't been changed for the Transformer Prime.
  22. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    I tried a usb extention cord, and it didn't work. Though i can't honestly remember if it's usb1 or 2. So I don't know which was the problem. The cord is pretty standard length through, I just wish it was longer.
  23. ManLike

    ManLike Member

    Of those not experiencing GPS issues, how many of you are actually using the GPS?

    Polls on XDA indicate that there IS an issue with the GPS on almost 2/3 of the units, so I find the big fat zero on this poll very suspicious.
  24. rz22g

    rz22g Well-Known Member

    I cannot say I have actually used it. I have tested accuracy. It does not get my location nearly as close as my iPhone does. My iPhone shows me in my house but not so exact as to be the correct room. Our Primes put us about 60 to 100 yards away.
  25. xGary

    xGary Lurker

    LOL thats my thread on XDA. o_O

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