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Brother MFC-J870DW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 reviews of Brother MFC-J870DW. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the print quality and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the noise and paper handling get less positive opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-J870DW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother MFC-J870DW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Brother MFC-J870DW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the multifunction and print quality are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good feedback. The size and durability get negative views. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-J870DW A4 Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer (Print/Scan/Copy/Fax)Brother MFC-J870DW A4 Colour Inkjet Wireless Multifunction Printer (Print/Scan/Copy/Fax)

May, 2015

Expert review by: Ted Needleman (digitaltrends.com)

Brother MFC-J870DW review

 

Unlike Canon, Epson, and HP, Brother markets its printers toward the office user, which explains the unfortunately named MFC-J870DW. That's too bad, because it's a multifunction printer (MFP) that is perfectly suitable for home use. It's affordable to...

Attractive price ; Compact ; Good output quality ; Reasonable ink cost

No automatic duplexing on ADF ; Under-saturated photos on plain paper ; Small-capacity paper tray ; Slow copying

The compact Brother MFC-J870DW all-in-one printer provides a typical home user with fast, high-quality output and economical cost of operation.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Brother MFC-J870DW

 

A potentially great fit for a micro or home office, and packed with MFP features, the Brother MFC-J870DW inkjet MFP can print from a near field communications (NFC) capable phone.

Prints, scans, copies, faxes. Prints on printable optical discs. Features Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, and NFC (near field communication)

Low-paper capacity (100 sheets plus a 4-by-6 photo paper tray)

The simplest description for the Brother MFC-J870DW, also available as the MFC-875DW with some superficial differences), is that it's an improved version of the Brother MFC-J825DW that it's in the process of replacing in Brother's line. A particularly...

Sep, 2013
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Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio (pcworld.com)

Review: Brother MFC-J870DW boasts NFC and many more features, but performance is just average

 

The Brother MFC-J870DW is affordably priced, and it comes with a long list of features. Its performance is just average, however, so it's a buy for quantity rather than quality.

Reasonably priced inks ; Two-year warranty ; Impressively long feature list includes NFC and CD/DVD printing

Copying two-sided documents is a tedious, manual process

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Martyn Clayden (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Brother MFC-J870DW review

 

The advantage of using NFC is that you don't need a wireless connection for a device to 'speak' to the printer as it relies on the same short-range transmission as contactless payment via a mobile. But the NFC facility is only there to help set up a...

There's no question that the Brother MFC-J870DW has a host of excellent features including optical-disc direct printing and touchscreen controls. While it showcases NFC capability this will be of limited appeal since photo print speeds are very...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (expertreviews.co.uk)

Brother MFC-J870DW review

 

We love this MFP's interface and comprehensive features, but both print and scan quality are disappointing

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Simon Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Brother MFC-J870DW

 

An inkjet all-in-one with NFC mobile print and direct print on DVDs.

SD, MemoryStick and front USB sockets ; Separate photo tray ; 20 sheet ADF

Photo tray manual operation ; Plain paper print a little blurred ; Very slow photo prints

Software in the MFC-870DW includes Brother’s MFL-Pro Suite and PaperPort 12 SE from Nuance.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: M. David Stone (itreviews.co.uk)

Brother MFC-J870DW

 

A potentially great fit for a micro or home office, and packed with MFP features, the Brother MFC-J870DW inkjet MFP can print from a near field communications (NFC) capable phone.

Setting up the MFC-J870DW is standard fare. For my tests, I connected to a network using the Ethernet port, and installed the drivers on a Windows Vista system. On our business applications suite I clocked the printer (using QualityLogic’s hardware and...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Jennifer (reevoo.com)

Brother MFC-J870DW Wireless All-In-One INKJET Printer

 

Amazing range of functions

Initial setup incredibly difficult. Disappointing print quality. Slow and clunky in operation

Sep, 2014