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HP Photosmart 5520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3501 reviews of HP Photosmart 5520. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and print quality. The performance and price also get good reviews, but the paper handling and durability get negative reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Photosmart 5520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Photosmart 5520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 886 user reviews of HP Photosmart 5520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and print quality. The performance and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the paper handling and durability. Opinions are divided on the noise.

usability, price, performance, print quality, design

reliability, durability, paper handling

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One PrinterHP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One Printer

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Photosmart 5520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 593 user reviews of HP Photosmart 5520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the print quality and design. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas the paper handling and durability get critical comments. Reviews are divided on the size.

usability, price, performance, design, print quality

reliability, noise, durability, paper handling

42% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One PrinterHP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One Printer

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

HP Photosmart 5520

 

Fast, easy to set up and boasting a wide array of mobile printing options, the HP Photosmart 5520 ($109) has the makings of a great all-in-one printer. A built-in touch screen makes this device a cinch to use, and the 5520 supports Apple's AirPrint as...

Aug, 2012

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

HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One

 

The HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One is a basic home MFP in some ways, but goes well beyond the basics in others.

Touch-screen control panel. Wi-Fi. Prints through the cloud. Duplexes (prints on both sides of a page).

No Ethernet connector. No PictBridge support.

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May, 2012

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One Review: A Welcome Replacement

 

The $129 (as of May 9, 2012) HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One color inkjet multifunction (copy/print/scan) is a decidedly welcome replacement for the HP Photosmart 5510 e-All-in-One--a handsome but disappointing product that lacked manual duplexing and...

Cheap to buy ; Good output quality

No automatic document feeder ; Scanner lid doesn't telescope

This low-cost multifunction printer offers the duplexing and layout options that its predecessor lacked, making it a better buy for low-volume use. Its touchpad makes it more stylish, too.

May, 2012

Expert review by: TechReviewSource.com (techreviewsource.com)

HP Photosmart 5520

 

The HP Photosmart 5520 is an inexpensive multifunction printer that offers built-in duplexing, a touch panel and ePrint capabilities. It also provides reliable and good looking output but it lacks an automatic document feeder and the scanner lid hinge...

Affordable initial cost & ink, Wireless ePrint capabilities, Built-in duplexing, Very good output quality

Scanner lid hinge does not float, No automatic document feeder

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (macworld.com)

HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One

 

The Photosmart 5520 offers the duplexing and layout options that its predecessor lacked, making it one of the better—and more stylish—buys among low-cost, low-volume multifunction printers.

Good output quality

No automatic document feeder ; Scanner lid doesn't telescope

Paper handling with the Photosmart 5520 is rudimentary, but adequate for low-volume use. An 80-sheet input tray sits at the bottom of the unit. Output exits just above that, falling onto the back of the input tray, where a swivel-out extension catches...

May, 2012

Expert review by: (printercomparison.com)

HP Photosmart 5520 Review: A Smart Photo AIO

 

Looking for a smart, fun and affordable all-in-one inkjet printer for your home or dorm room? Then you might want to read our full review of the HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One inkjet printer!

Ease of use ; Quality prints ; Creative offerings

Lack of photo software ; Ink costs ; Small paper tray

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

HP Photosmart 5520 review - not the photo printer you're looking for

 

Although it's a useful home printer and scanner, this MFP produces some of the worst photos we've seen

Unless you happen to find a Photosmart 5520 at an incredibly low price, anyone buying a printer in 2016 that is even considering occasionally printing photos should look instead to Canon's excellent PIXMA MG5650. It admittedly has controls that take a...

Jun, 2016

Recommended!

Expert review by: Simon Williams (trustedreviews.com)

HP Photosmart 5520

 

The HP Photosmart 5520 is a mid-range multifunction inkjet that excels in all the right areas.

60mm touchscreen with touch buttons ; AirPrint and Android App support ; Good running costs for budget printer

Messy paper stop design ; Awkward memory card slot ; Paper tray restricted to 80 sheets

There's a single USB socket at the back, but wireless is the most versatile connection and is easy to set up. Lift the scanner section up and the printhead, with its four individual ink cartridges slides into view. It's very straightforward to remove...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Robin Morris (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One review

 

The 80-sheet input tray isn't the most capacious, but its simple yet sturdy design gave us few feeding issues. Unlike the 7520, there's no additional photo tray, so you'll have to get used to mixing A4 and photo media if you want to use multiple...

A nice touchscreen interface and a delicious price tag helps make the HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One a contender, and its low running costs won't hurt either. Its performance is solid rather than stunning though.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (arnnet.com.au)

HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One review: A welcome replacement

 

The $US129 (as of May 9, 2012) HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One color inkjet multifunction (copy/print/scan) is a decidedly welcome replacement for the HP Photosmart 5510 e-All-in-One--a handsome but disappointing product that lacked manual duplexing...

If you want an MFP that's better than average-looking and covers all the basics for light use, the HP Photosmart 5520 is definitely worth a gander. If you're checking out other printers in this price range, the Brother MFC-J625DW ($130) is the most...

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (black, draft, A4):23
Copy speed (color, draft, A4):22
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):23 / 6.5
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):22 / 5.5
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 600
Maximum number of copies:30 / 50

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:CGD
Display Diagonal:2.65 / 2.650
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (off):0.09
Power consumption (standby):1.54
Power consumption (typical):14.64

Input Capacity

Number of standard paper trays:1
Standard input capacity:80

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,HP ePrint
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 60

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Borderless printing:
Cartridge(s) included:Y
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Color copy capability:
Color scanning:
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP2) +; Mac OS X v 10.6, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion / Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7 / Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit)\nMac OS X v10.6, v10.7
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.5 x 21.5 x 5.63
Network ready:
Plug and Play:
Scan file formats:

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:15

Packaging Content

Cartridge(s) included:Y

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4
Envelopes sizes:B5, C6, DL / DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6 / A4,A5,A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Photo paper sizes:4x6, 5x7, 8x10
Standard tray media types:Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies / Envelopes, Iron-On Transfers, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:75 - 300

Performance

All-In-One-multitasking:N / No
Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Print
Faxing:N
Maximum duty cycle:1000
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet / Thermal Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Recommended duty cycle:300 - 400 / 400
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing:Y / Yes
PictBridge:
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):14.64
Power consumption (off):0.09
Power consumption (ready):4.75
Power consumption (standby):1.54

Printing

Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):23
Duplex print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):22
Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print quality (color, normal quality):4800 x 1200
Print resolution (black, normal quality):1200 x 600
Print resolution (color, normal quality):4800 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):11
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):8
Standard printer languages:PCL 3
Time to first page (black, normal):19
Time to first page (color, normal):19

Scanning

Document formats supported:PDF
Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP,JPG,PNG,TIF
Input color depth:24
Input colour depth:24
Maximum scan area:A0.157 / Letter (216 x 297) / A4 / Letter (216 x 297)
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 1200 / 1200 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan drivers:TWAIN
Scan technology: / CIS
Scan to:E-mail / E-mail, Memory Card, PC
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard,Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Sound Emission

Print noise level:62
Printing noise level:62

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS Duo, SD / MMC,MS Duo,SD
Internal memory:64
Maximum internal memory:64
Maximum memory:64

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:2000 / 750
Minimum processor:1 GHz / Intel Pentium II, Celeron

Technical Details

Cartridge type:Black Ink Cartridge

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17.165 / 17.2 / 21.5
Height:5.63 / 5.748 / 5.75
Package weight:14.264 / 14.3 / 228.2
Weight:11.1 / 11.133 / 178.1
Width:17.5 / 21.457 / 21.5