HP Envy 4520 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer

Last updated date: April 14, 2019

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 65 expert reviews, the HP HP Envy 4520 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
16,588 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
You get a lot for your money with a compact, lightweight design (only 11 pounds).
- BestReviews
The control panel rests on a lip just below it at a fixed angle, easily viewable unless you have the printer higher than eye level.
October 22, 2015 | Full review
Scanning performance was Very Good, fine for general-purpose scanning.
- Consumer Reports
The Envy lures potential buyers with its low retail price of $100, the lowest of all of our printers.
- Tech Gear Lab
October 25, 2016 | Full review
It's also apparent when you consider the way this inexpensive inkjet multifunction printer (MFP) handles various kinds of output, with relatively high quality for photos and graphics, but subpar quality for text in our tests.
- PC Magazine
October 23, 2015 | Full review
We found the Envy 4520's print quality to be excellent for text, graphics and photos -- especially given the price.
- ZD Net
January 6, 2016 | Full review
This multi-function inkjet printer can handle various output with high quality photos and graphics printing, can connect to other devices and not just your computer/laptop.
- Gizmo Freakz
What experts didn't like
It doesn't have an ethernet connection
- BestReviews
The user experience on the tiny display makes you lift and drag a finger to scroll across all the menus, and the touch response isn't as snappy as on a smartphone, causing issues with latency and accidental presses.
October 22, 2015 | Full review
The caveat? It's costly to print a page of text.
- Consumer Reports
The Envy was one of the worst models for text quality that we tested.
- Tech Gear Lab
October 25, 2016 | Full review
The 4520's speed for business applications is disappointing at best.
- PC Magazine
October 23, 2015 | Full review
Though HP 4520 offers cloud printing through Wi-Fi, it doesn’t support Ethernet LAN connectivity (wired network connectivity).
- Gizmo Freakz

From The Manufacturer

You can afford to be creative with HP Instant Ink: Save up to 50% on ink and never run out. Print lab-quality photos at home for pennies. Full of value. Print up to twice as many pages or photos with Original HP high-yield ink cartridges. Get high-quality prints—time after time—with an all-in-one designed and built to be reliable. Easy photo printing from your mobile device: Your device, your choice. Easily print documents and photos from a variety of smartphones and tablets. Start printing and get connected quickly with easy setup from your smartphone, tablet, or PC. Connect your smartphone or tablet directly to your printer—and easily print without accessing a network. Everything you need to create: Print, scan, or copy quickly and easily with the 2.2-inch (5.5 cm) display—simply touch and go. Save paper and conserve resources—use up to 50% less paper with easy, automatic two-sided printing. Print borderless, lab-quality photos, laser-quality documents, scrapbook pages, and more—right in your home. Do more in less space: Save your space with a sleek, compact all-in-one designed to fit where you need it. Print in any room you choose—without causing disruptions—using the optional quiet mode. Access menu planners, news reports, recipes, and more with free HP Printables—delivered on your schedule.

Overall Product Rankings

1. HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 All-in-One Wireless Printer
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 6
3. HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 All-in-One Wireless Printer
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 2
4. HP Envy Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 5
5. HP Laserjet Pro Monochrome Printer
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 4
6. HP OfficeJet All-in-One Wireless Printer
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 7
7. HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 9
8. HP Envy 4520 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 7
9. HP OfficeJet 4650 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer
Overall Score: 7.0
Expert Reviews: 8
10. HP LaserJet Enterprise Monochrome Printer
Overall Score: 6.9
Expert Reviews: 2

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