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Brother MFC-J870DW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3273 reviews of Brother MFC-J870DW. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Comments about the print quality and noise are on the whole positive. The price and performance also get good opinions, but there are some negative opinions about the durability and 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 89/100 = Very good 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 62 user reviews of Brother MFC-J870DW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and noise. The price and performance also get good opinions, but there are mixed reviews on the size and durability. The paper handling and reliability get less positive reviews.

usability, performance, price, noise, print quality

reliability, paper handling

89% 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 Multifunction Printer (Print/Scan/Copy/Fax)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC-J870DW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2427 user reviews of Brother MFC-J870DW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and noise. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the durability and reliability.

usability, price, performance, noise, print quality

reliability, durability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-J870DW Wireless Color Inkjet Printer with Scanner, Copier and FaxBrother MFC-J870DW Wireless Color Inkjet Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax

Dec, 2016

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

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: William Harrel (computershopper.com)

Brother MFC-J870DW Review and Ratings

 

A capable small-office inkjet AIO with the unusual bonus of NFC support, this midrange model prints well and is speedier than most like-priced competitors. (Pricey ink and the lack of an auto-duplexing ADF partly offset these strengths, however.)

Strong performance for the price ; CD labeling ; Support for NFC ; High-tech, attractive appearance ; Easy-to-use control panel

High cost per page ; ADF does not support auto-duplexing ; Physical interfaces are located in unusual spot

The MFC-J870DW is an attractive, strong-performing AIO, crammed with

Sep, 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: JOSEPH D. (newegg.com)

Great Printer

 

I was originally going to order the 870DW but the 650DW seemed almost identical. So many specs to compare I missed that the 650 did not have a direct Ethernet connection. I was disappointed at first but it functions so well when set up wireless that I...

Much easier set up than old HP that it replaced.

No Ethernet connection to the network.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Bad Customer Service on DOA printer

 

This printer printed a satisfactory test sheet, then presented with a "paper jam" error message during the first print job that would not go away. I purchased this printer in time to meet an important deadline to no avail. Because the printer was DOA,...

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The printer never worked, warranty replacement not supplied yet, it's been three weeks.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Richard M. (newegg.com)

You'll lose sleep

 

Affordable

Do not buy if you sleep in the same room as the printer. The stupid thing wakes me up in the middle of the night to do some sort of ink cartridge maintenance. Noisy. Lights flashing on... I'm tired of literally losing sleep over this… contacted...

Dec, 2015

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