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Brother DCP-J315W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1632 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. Reviewers are impressed by the noise and size. The price and performance also get good views. There are some mixed comments about the reliability. Many are less positive about the control panel and connectivity.

usability, performance, price, size, noise

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 are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the connectivity and reliability are different. Some have doubts about the durability.

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

Jun, 2018

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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

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Better printer


I've had worse printers. I got this because i can get cheap ink refills online, which is a big game changer for as i dont want to pay expensive refills or having to take it to a refill the same cartridge thingy.. The networking on this printer is a hit...

Dec, 2015

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Won't align properley!


Previously i didn't have a problem with this printer and I've owned it over a year now. I had a few issues with the printer cartridges not reading properly or always needing to clean it before using. But for the last month I have not been able to use...

Sep, 2015

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Not reliable at all


all installed addition, I think it consumes too much ink... the 300pages printed by the black ink, and 260 for colored inks is not true at all, it doesn't even print half these numbers !!! Extremely bad printer...don't recommend it at...

May, 2015

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Faded colour


I bought a Brother DCP J125 which is printing faded colour. It never prints bright colour. Even the UK flag flag is grey and orange.... not royal blue and red. Disappointing...

May, 2015

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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

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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

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Software Needs Rewriting


heir money in the ink whether you only scan, only print black and white makes no difference to the daily messages of low ink. You can temporarily continue printing black and white with a colour empty until one day it will not print until you change...

It scans well. It prints ok.

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

Jul, 2014

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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

Product Specifications


Blue Angel certified: Yes
Certification:- Blue Angel\n- Eco Mark\n- SO 11798 / ISO 11798\nEco Mark
Energy Star certified: Yes


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):23
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):20
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4
PC free copying: Yes


Color of product:Black


Built-in display:Y
Display Diagonal:1.9

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.45
Power consumption (standby):3.5

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:100


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-AES, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-PSK / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Supported network protocols (IPv4):IPv4
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Print, Scan / Copy, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:copy, print / Copy, Print, Scan
Color scanning: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000\nMac OS X 10.3.9/10.4/10.5.x/10.6x
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.4 x 14.5 x 5.91
Network ready: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.3 x 10 x 18.1
Supported media weight(s):64 - 220
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:4x6, 5x7, A4, A6
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter
Photo paper sizes:4x6,5x7
Standard tray media types:Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies / Glossy paper, Plain paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:64 - 220


Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions: No
Economical printing: Yes
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Processor family:RISC
Processor frequency:128
Scanning:Colour scanning / Mono scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing:No / Yes
PictBridge:No / Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (average operating):17
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.45
Power consumption (standby):3.5


Maximum Resolution:6000 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):33
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):28


Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, JPG, TIF
Input color depth:36
Input colour depth:36
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan speed (black):3.44
Scan speed (color):4.83
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:E-mail, File, Image
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Bundled software:Brother MFL-Pro Suite in\nWindows: BrotherControlCentre 3 \nMacintosh: BrotherControlCentre 2 / Brother MFL-Pro Suite\nBrother ControlCentre 4 (Win)\nBrother ControlCentre 2 (Mac)
Drivers included: Yes
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Sound Emission

Print noise level:50
Printing noise level:50


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, SDHC
Internal memory:32

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:0.332 / 20.7