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Samsung M2885

Samsung M2885
87
Reviews
137 Reviews + 1 Award
71
Features
Good Features
91
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
81
Value for Money
Very Good
67
Age
3 Years Old
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
An award winning and cheap 4800 x 600 DPI laser printer, with a good spec. Reviews indicate that it produces very good quality prints, has wifi capacity and it's very easy to setup.
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Samsung M2885 number 2 across all laser printers.

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Kagoo Score
88
Reviews
71
Features
91
Popularity
82
Value for Money
68
Age
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 80?

reviews indicate that it has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 91% of buyers recommending this laser printer to others. This laser printer has received an industry award from Buyerslab.com.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer laser printers with better features are available. However this Samsung laser printer has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The M2885 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4800 x 600 DPI
Supports duplex printing
Slower than average print speed
Does not support colour printing

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each laser printer by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the laser printer is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec laser printers come to market, the older laser printers will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Reviews

Average Review Score

4 stars (137 reviews)

53%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
73 Reviews
4 Stars
36 Reviews
3 Stars
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2014 Pick Award

It's received a 2014 Pick Award from buyerslab.com.
2014 Pick from buyerslab.com

What Are People Saying About the Samsung M2885?

Print Quality
46
4
Price
41
12
Printer Usage
9
5
Ease of Use
17
1
Connectivity
9
4
Support
3
5
Features
5
2
Design
5
2
Print Speed
2
0
Robustness
5
0
Noise Level
3
1
Size and Weight
2
1
Environmental Considerations
1
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The Majority of Owners Thought it Was Fairly Priced
  • Good quality at even better price. Only issue was I had to download driver for windows 10...
    Chris - Bestbuy.com 31 Aug 2018
  • ... low use office/shop. If you are heavy user, going to be better value to spend more upfront on better printer. The cost of original toner and other consumables ...
    Penguni - Amazon.co.uk 28 Nov 2015
  • Excellent value for such a high performance black and white printer. Great for home office. Fast and economic when compared to inkjet printing...
    Mark - Amazon.co.uk 18 Mar 2017
  • Good value. Cheap to run. Set up is simple. Nothing so far.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 29 Nov 2017
  • Five People Thought the Samsung M2885 Was Solidly Made

    Several people thought that the Samsung M2885 was strong and durable and well made.

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    Strong and Durable
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... pleasure to use so far. It feels to be of a good quality and seems robust enough for a busy home office. The only criticism I have is that the initial ...
    Quaint1 - Amazon.co.uk 19 Nov 2017
  • ... fast print and scan times you probably would enjoy this one.But tough the unit is great so far, I have had lots of problems with the software.First there ...
    Soundguy - Bestbuy.com 11 Apr 2018
  • View All Reviews About Robust
    Well Made
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Some People Thought it Was a Good Size

    Two people thought that the Samsung M2885 was compact.

  • ... every form of communication including wi-fi which was a must for me. Good compact size. Well designed. Easy ink change. Prints fast with quality finish. ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 26 Jun 2017
  • Brilliant machine very compact and does the job...
    Pamela - Amazon.co.uk 24 Oct 2017
  • Six People Thought the Samsung M2885 Was Carefully Designed

    Several people thought that the Samsung M2885 was well designed and good-looking.

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    Well Designed
    3 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... not hesitate to recommend this printer to anyone looking for a cheap, well designed and fully featured home/small office laser printer...
    Anonymous - Amazon.co.uk 12 Mar 2016
  • ... communication including wi-fi which was a must for me. Good compact size. Well designed. Easy ink change. Prints fast with quality finish. Took me a while ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 26 Jun 2017
  • ... printed anything, just came up with an error code. So it looks like good design being failed by poor manufacturing and quality control - hopefully not ...
    AC - Amazon.co.uk 15 May 2018
  • View All Reviews About Well Designed
    Good-Looking
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    More Than 20 People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Over 10 people thought that the Samsung M2885 was very easy to setup and six people thought that it was also very easy to use.

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    Very Easy to Setup
    15 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • Easy to set up and use.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 28 Jun 2017
  • Very easy to set up and use. Would highly recommend.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 1 Jun 2015
  • ... and attached it to my desktop and was printing in 5 minutes. The WiFi was very easy to set up and now my whole family can print from not only their laptops, ...
    BR53 - Bestbuy.com 15 Jul 2016
  • I found it incredibly easy to set up and connect it to the Wifi. Print quality is really good...
    Adeyemi - Amazon.co.uk 2 Jan 2019
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    Very Easy to Use
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
    5 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Has Useful Technical Features

    Several people thought that the Samsung M2885 had brilliant features and had a good display.

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    Has Outstanding Features
    4 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... Samsung. This gives excellent quality prints and has really good features including double-sided printing and photocopying facilities. Copies of images, ...
    Lancelot - Amazon.co.uk 29 Jan 2016
  • Fast. Many features. Good value. Good output. Cheap to run. Set up could be simpler. Printing from iPhone and iPad always defaults to hand-feeder. Which ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 17 Oct 2017
  • ... though did lack clarity when printing images. This printer as an upgrade has all the features I had previously but adds WIFI, NFC and much improved power ...
    CWARRENT - Amazon.co.uk 18 Jul 2016
  • ... follow and with step by step photographic illustrations. I agree that this printer has many great features. But it is probably geared to a semi-professional ...
    Walt, - Bhphotovideo.com 5 Aug 2017
  • View All Reviews About Features
    Has a Good Display
    2 people agree
    3 people disagree
    7 Out of 10 People Thought This Laser Printer Was Easy to Connect to Other Devices

    Several people thought that the Samsung M2885 had wifi capacity, was good in terms of connectivity and had good network connectivity.

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    Has Wifi Capacity
    10 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... footprint with all in one consumables. WiFi network printing is great across all hardware including tablets smartphones. First page out can feel slow. ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 3 Nov 2016
  • This printer is an excellent all rounder. Has every form of communication including wi-fi which was a must for me. Good compact size. Well designed. Easy ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 26 Jun 2017
  • ... I think Samsung listened to people and had a Samsung Easy Wi-Fi Setup download on their support page for this unit and well it was…..Easy. Connected ...
    Soundguy - Bestbuy.com 11 Apr 2018
  • ... should be able to print from wherever you are. This is one of the reasons I purchased a new Wi-Fi capable unit.Since I had this printer also connected ...
    Soundguy - Bestbuy.com 11 Apr 2018
  • View All Reviews About Wifi
    Good in Terms of Connectivity
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has Good Network Connectivity
    2 people agree
    3 people disagree
    The Majority of People Thought it Did Not Have Good Technical Guidance

    Eight people thought that the Samsung M2885 had bad technical guidance.

  • ... regard to operating. Without reference to manual. Drawings on startup instructions not very clear in content.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 22 Oct 2017
  • ... straightforward. Which was a nice surprise after my previous Samsung. No set-up instructions.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 31 Jan 2018
  • Print quality and general easy of use (except via wireless). Very poor instructions. Difficult to set up to use wireless. Gave up and used cable.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 4 Jul 2017
  • ... able to use some of the basics of this product. But, I find the instructions difficult to understand and follow. I'm almost 88 years old and need to have ...
    Walt, - Bhphotovideo.com 5 Aug 2017
  • 8 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Had Been Designed With Environmental Issues in Mind

    Five people thought that the Samsung M2885 was really eco-friendly.

  • Fast with Clear Print even on Eco Mode.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 11 May 2015
  • ... printing. Includes ADF. Wi-Fi, manual feed slot. NFC-compatible. Cost-saving Eco mode. LCD panel is two-line and not backlit. Slightly higher-than-average ...
    computershopper.com 4 Aug 2015
  • Double sided printing and eco mode to save paper and ink. Nothing so far.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 22 Oct 2018
  • ... make the numerous functions easie...NFC. Mobile Print and WiFi Direct. Easy Eco mode. Multipurpose paper tray. Automatic document feeder. Power use in ...
    Digital Versus 1 Jul 2014
  • Some People Thought the Samsung M2885 Had an Acceptable Noise Level

    Three people thought that the Samsung M2885 was really quiet.

  • ... capability. Easy to set up with Windows XP or 7 via wifi or ethernet, it's fast, quite quiet, scans and prints very well, has a document feeder for copying ...
    Michael - Amazon.co.uk 14 Sep 2015
  • Very capable monochrome printing Quiet Fast enough Easy to install...
    Anonymous - Amazon.co.uk 8 Jan 2017
  • ... website. I was pleased initially with the printer/copier scanner. On the plus side it is quiet, quick and the duplex printing is good. For a home or small ...
    David - Amazon.co.uk 20 Sep 2016
  • Some People Thought This Laser Printer Had a Fast Printing Speed

    Two people thought that the Samsung M2885 was a fast printer.

  • ... capability that's especially important... This inexpensive mono-laser all-in-one has unusually fast print speeds, plus a host of convenience features. ...
    computershopper.com 4 Aug 2015
  • ... if you are looking for a low cost black and white laser all and one that has fast print and scan times you probably would enjoy this one.But tough the ...
    Soundguy - Bestbuy.com 11 Apr 2018
  • Over 40 People Thought it Produced Good Quality Prints

    More than 40 people thought that the Samsung M2885 produced brilliant quality prints.

  • This is a great printer. Easy to set up, easy to use, quiet and fantastic print quality!! Wish I had bought a colour one :-(...
    Gruffhello - Amazon.co.uk 7 Apr 2017
  • Excellent print quality and using the scanner is the easiest that I have ever come across. Have only had the printer a couple of weeks so it is early days ...
    Quaint1 - Amazon.co.uk 19 Nov 2017
  • It's great economical, good print quality with network capabilities. Simply great...
    Dave - Bestbuy.com 26 May 2016
  • Good quality at even better price. Only issue was I had to download driver for windows 10...
    Chris - Bestbuy.com 31 Aug 2018
  • 7 Out of 10 People Thought it Had Many Different Uses

    Several people thought that the Samsung M2885 was superb for scanning documents, was good for duplex printing and for faxing documents.

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    Brilliant for Scanning Documents
    8 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • You can copy ID very clear and two sided printing reduce the use of paper.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 16 Apr 2015
  • Straightforward to use. The scan user interface is straightforward. Which was a nice surprise after my previous Samsung. No set-up instructions.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 31 Jan 2018
  • Ge meter to show toner level Scans efficiently. Price of cartridges Doesn't pick up manual feed all the time.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 22 Nov 2016
  • ... which saves not only time but also paper & toner. If you want to copy or scan its super easy with the feed try, my only comment is that it cannot take ...
    Nick - Amazon.co.uk 30 Sep 2015
  • View All Reviews About Copy
    Good for Duplex Printing
    5 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Good for Faxing Documents
    3 people agree
    1 person disagrees

    How Good Are Samsung Laser Printers?

    71
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    4800 x 600 DPI
    Supports duplex printing
    Slower than average print speed
    Does not support colour printing
    Smaller than average standard input capacity

    What the Reviews Say

    Five people thought the Samsung M2885 was solidly made
    Some people thought it was a good size
    Six people thought the Samsung M2885 was carefully designed
    More than 20 people thought it was easy to use
    5 out of 10 customers thought it has useful technical features
    7 out of 10 people thought this laser printer was easy to connect to other devices
    Some people thought the Samsung M2885 had an acceptable noise level
    Some people thought this laser printer had a fast printing speed
    Over 40 people thought it produced good quality prints
    7 out of 10 people thought it had many different uses
    The majority of people thought it did not have good technical guidance
    Slower Than Average Print Speed

    The Samsung M2885FW's print speed of only 28ppm is slower than average when compared to most other laser printers. It is in the slowest 33% of all laser printers when ordered by this feature. Laser printers have print speeds of between 8ppm and 75ppm, and the average print speed is 34ppm.

    What does "print speed" mean? Less Edit
    4800 X 600 DPI

    The M2885FW has a maximum resolution of 4800 x 600 DPI. That's over two times the resolution of a 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all laser printers is 4800 x 1200 DPI and the worst is 600 x 600 DPI.

    What does "maximum resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Does Not Support Colour Printing

    The Samsung M2885FW does not support colour printing, although it is worth keeping in mind that 56% of laser printers also do not support colour printing.

    What is colour printing? Less Edit
    Smaller Than Average Standard Input Capacity

    Laser printers have standard input capacities of between 0.0018 sheets and 4,400 sheets, and the average standard input capacity is 430 sheets. The M2885FW's standard input capacity of only 250 sheets is in the smallest 19% of all laser printers when ordered by this feature.

    What does "standard input capacity" mean? Less Edit
    Supports Duplex Printing
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    The Samsung M2885FW supports duplex printing, as do 81% of laser printers.

    What is duplex printing? Less Edit
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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Samsung M2885 has been listed on Kagoo since March 2017 and is currently ranked number 2 out of 345 laser printers.
    82
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

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    What the Reviews Say

    The majority of owners thought it was fairly priced
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    Samsung M2885 Release Date

    September 2015

    Newer Laser Printers Worth Considering

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    12ppm faster print speed

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    $198.99
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    Two more awards

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    270 sheets bigger standard input capacity

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    How Fast Do Samsung Laser Printer Prices Drop After Release?

    Samsung laser printers tend to depreciate slower than most laser printers.

    Most laser printers drop in price by 7% in the first 6 months after release. New Samsung laser printers drop in price by an average of 2% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means that on a typical Samsung laser printer costing $695 you could save on average $11 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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    What the Reviews Say

    8 out of 10 customers thought it had been designed with environmental issues in mind
    4 Stars

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    Samsung M2885 Specification

    Key Features
    Maximum Resolution
    Print Speed
    Colour Printing
    Print Technology
    Print Technology
    Duplex Printing
    Input Capacity
    Auto Document Feeder (ADF) Input Capacity
    Standard Input Capacity
    Paper Handling
    Maximum Print Size
    ISO A-Series Sizes (A0...A9)
    Ports & Interfaces
    Optional Connectivity
    Design
    Display
    Colour
    Power
    Power Consumption (Typical)
    Weight & Dimensions
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    Packaging Content
    Bundled Software
    Other Features
    Printer Features
    Toner Cartridge
    Compatible Operating Systems
    Interface
    Weight

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