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Brother DCP-J315W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1516 reviews of Brother DCP-J315W. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the size and noise. The price and performance also get good reviews. Comments are divided on the reliability, and some have doubts about the control panel and connectivity.

usability, performance, price, noise, size

durability, connectivity, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother DCP-J315W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 330 user reviews of Brother DCP-J315W from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on People really like the print quality and noise. The performance and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the durability, while there are mixed opinions on the connectivity and reliability.

usability, price, performance, noise, print quality


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother DCP-J315W Wireless Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer with Media Card CentreBrother DCP-J315W Wireless Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer with Media Card Centre

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Brother DCP-J315W


Brother's DCP-J315W is a low cost all-in-one in a very busy market.

Easy load cartridges, Good software bundle, Print from smartphones

Slow page and photo prints, No front-panel USB, Uninspiring text print

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: paul_smart (

Brother DCP-J315W


While in the past some Brother units have been extremely slow at photo printing this has now improved. This is an extremely thin All In One unit, meaning it not only prints but also scans and copies the later without need of a PC.

At the price below it is a good buy for those who want to scan a little copy a little and print a little but not for photo printing

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: khvmaths (

Brother's Brother!


The spec of the printerGeneral Inkjet Technology 32MB Memory 1.9" STN Colour LCD DisplayFunction Print, Copy, Scan, Wireless Networking, Direct Photo Print Interface USB 2.0 Full Speed, Media Cards, Wireless LAN Print Print Speed: Up to 35 (Monochrome)...

Print from smartphone, Good Bundle Software (CC3)

USB is hidden inside the cover, slow printing speed

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: kiki18 (

value for money


Very convenient, print/scan wirelessly from anywhere.. from mobiles, tablet or pc. Cheap compatible ink from ebay. Although it's slower than my laser and print quality is not for photo purposes, but for this low operational cost, I don't mind. Paper...

wireless print/scan from phones/tablet/pc, cheap ink from ebay, easy setup, paper tray

photo print wash out, slow printing

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: RhondaW (

Software Needs Rewriting


Prior to buying a Brother DCP J315W Wireless printer I had a Canon Pixma ip 1000 Printer which was fantastic. For 12 months I have had my computer set to greyscale for printing so that it only allows the printer to print black and white. This has made...

It scans well. It prints ok.

Has software that runs inks down whether you are using them or not.

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Joots (

Waste of money.


The print quality is extremely poor. No matter how sharp the picture is on my computer, the resulting photo is blurry, with washed out colours. I have spent hours reading up on the settings & still find them too complicated. One of the main features I...

Internal paper tray, keeps the paper flat & clean.

Poor reproduction of photos & quality of general print. Expensive ink cartridges. Complicated settings when not using default.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: rivella (

A very reliable printer.


I've had my printer nearly three years and must say I am very happy with it. This DCP-J125 was relatively cheap and was very easy to set up and use. It works quite hard and I use generic ink cartridges in it which work well. Maybe the scans could be...

Easy to set up, easy to replace cartridges, and very reliable.

Nothing really.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: AndrewW (

Brother - Absolute Rubbish


My first Brother printer was an MFC-250C. I made the mistake of buying another Brother , a DCP-J125. Both had exactly the same problem. They would print OK at first but after a while they wouldn't print the black ink. I bought new Brother ink...

Ink cartidges were the cheapest at the time.

Works fine at first but then stops printing black.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: George (

Brother DCP-J315W


Simple to set up the Wireless system


Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Martin (

Brother DCP-J315W


For the price this is a great product ! No chips on cartridges so can use compatibles, good enough quality for office use , and cheap

Initial set up can be fiddly for Wifi , but this only a minor issue

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications

Energy Management

Power consumption (average operating):17

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4


Digital sender: No
Faxing: No