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Brother MFC-J480 vs HP Envy 4520
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Brother MFC-J480vsHP Envy 4520

Brother MFC-J480

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but only average value for money 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet
64
Value for Money
Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Overall Score
Very Good
6000 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 12ppm Sep 2015
Maximum Resolution Colour Printing Print Technology Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) Release Date
Maximum Resolution 6000 X 1200 DPI
Colour Printing Yes
Print Technology Inkjet
Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) 12ppm
Release Date Sep 2015
HP Envy 4520

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

HP Envy 4520

$44.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but only average value for money 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with lots of owner recommendations
64
Value for Money
Good
82
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Overall Score
Very Good
1200 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 20ppm Sep 2015
Maximum Resolution Colour Printing Print Technology Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) Release Date
Maximum Resolution 1200 X 1200 DPI
Colour Printing Yes
Print Technology Inkjet
Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) 20ppm
Release Date Sep 2015
Brother MFC-J480

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but only average value for money 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet
64
Value for Money
Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Overall Score
Very Good
6000 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 12ppm Sep 2015
Maximum Resolution Colour Printing Print Technology Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) Release Date
Maximum Resolution 6000 X 1200 DPI
Colour Printing Yes
Print Technology Inkjet
Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) 12ppm
Release Date Sep 2015
HP Envy 4520

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

HP Envy 4520

$44.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but only average value for money 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with lots of owner recommendations
64
Value for Money
Good
82
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Overall Score
Very Good
1200 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 20ppm Sep 2015
Maximum Resolution Colour Printing Print Technology Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) Release Date
Maximum Resolution 1200 X 1200 DPI
Colour Printing Yes
Print Technology Inkjet
Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) 20ppm
Release Date Sep 2015

Top Prices

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Reasons For

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4520
2 Reasons For
A Lot Bigger Standard Output Capacity
The Brother MFC-J480 has a standard output capacity of 50 sheets, whereas the HP Envy 4520 is only a 25 sheets standard output capacity inkjet printer (25 sheets smaller).

This indicates how many printed sheets of paper the output tray of the printer can hold before it starts to overflow.

A bigger output capacity means that the printer can print more/bigger jobs at once, and won't need to be looked after or the paper collected mid-job.

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Better Brand
Brother inkjet printers have an average rating of 94.7%, however HP has an average rating of 89.9%.
4 Reasons For
Faster Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter)
The HP Envy 4520 has a print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter) of 20ppm. That's 8ppm faster than the Brother MFC-J480 (12ppm).

This measures how long it takes the inkjet printer to print a single black & white A4 page at normal quality.

A faster print speed means the inkjet printer is more efficient and can manage larger print jobs faster.

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More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this inkjet printer.
24% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the HP Envy 4520 is $0 cheaper to run than the Brother MFC-J480.
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Better Manufacturer's Guarantee by One Year
The HP Envy 4520 comes with a one year guarantee from the manufacturer, however the Brother MFC-J480 has a zero year guarantee.

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4520
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
2 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4520
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
572 reviews
4 stars
231 reviews
3 stars
43 reviews
2 stars
13 reviews
1 star
46 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Brother has a better average brand rating than HP. The average brand rating for Brother is 94.7% based on 8 reviews, where as the average brand rating for HP is 89.86% based on 3,509 reviews.
Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4520
Brother

95

95

Based on 8 reviews
HP

90

90

Based on 3,509 reviews

Date Released

Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4520
30 months old 30 months old

Manufacturer's Warranty

Key Features

Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter)

This measures how long it takes the inkjet printer to print a single black & white A4 page at normal quality.

A faster print speed means the inkjet printer is more efficient and can manage larger print jobs faster.

Standard Output Capacity

This indicates how many printed sheets of paper the output tray of the printer can hold before it starts to overflow.

A bigger output capacity means that the printer can print more/bigger jobs at once, and won't need to be looked after or the paper collected mid-job.

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Inkjet printer running costs calculated based on an average of 20 minutes of use per week. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the inkjet printer and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving inkjet printers.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these inkjet printers for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Brother MFC-J480
Brother
MFC-J480
0 trees 0.0015 tonnes CO2
HP Envy 4520
HP
Envy 4520
0 trees 0.0011 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Printing Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4520
Time to First Page (colour, Normal) Unknown - Click to provide data 20s
Time to First Page (black, Normal) Unknown - Click to provide data 18s
Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) 12ppm 20ppm
BEST
 
 
 
Print Technology Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4520
Print Head Nozzles
Duplex Print Options
Maximum Duty Cycle Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200 Pages Per Month
 
 
 
Memory Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4520
Maximum Internal Memory Unknown - Click to provide data 64MB
Internal Memory 128MB 64MB
BEST
 
 
 
Input Capacity Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4520
Auto Document Feeder (ADF) Input Capacity 20 Sheets Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Input Capacity 100 Sheets Unknown - Click to provide data
Standard Input Capacity 100 Sheets 100 Sheets
 
 
 
Output Capacity Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4520
Standard Output Capacity 50 Sheets
BEST
25 Sheets
 
 
 
Paper Handling Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4520
Maximum Print Size
216 x 356 mm (Legal)
 216 x 356 mm (Legal)
216 x 356 mm (Legal)
 216 x 356 mm (Legal)
 
 
 
Sound Emission Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4520
Noise Level 50dB
BEST
51dB
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4520
Weight 8.3kg 5.4kg
Height 172mm 128mm
Depth 341mm 367mm
Width 400mm 445mm
 
 
 
Power Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4520
Power Consumption (standby) 3.5W 3.05W
Typical Power Consumption 19W 15W
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4520
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 20% 20%
Operating Temperature (T-T) 35°C 40°C
BEST
 
 
 
Media Formats Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4520
Standard Media Sizes
 
 
 
System Requirements Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4520
Compatible Operating Systems
 
 
 
Display Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4520
Display Diagonal 1.8" 2.2"
 
 
 
Media Weight Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4520
Recommended Media Weight 64g/m² 64g/m²
 
 
 
Technical Details Brother MFC-J480 HP Envy 4520
Colour Management Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Scaling/enlargement Range
Fax Resolution Fine Mode (colour) Unknown - Click to provide data
Service & Support Unknown - Click to provide data
Type
Interface
Copy Resolution (black Text)
Supported Network Protocols
Media Types Supported
Colour Depth
Copy Speed (normal Quality, Black, A4)
Compliance Industry Standards
Bundled Software

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