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Brother MFC-J825DW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 812 reviews of Brother MFC-J825DW. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the print quality and design. The performance and price also get good opinions. Opinions are divided on the reliability, and there are some critical opinions about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-J825DW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother MFC-J825DW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Brother MFC-J825DW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the noise and reliability. The performance and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the paper handling and durability.

usability, price, performance, reliability, noise

durability, paper handling

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-J825DW A4 Colour All-in-One Wireless Colour Inkjet PrinterBrother MFC-J825DW A4 Colour All-in-One Wireless Colour Inkjet Printer

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC-J825DW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Brother MFC-J825DW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People really like the noise and design. The performance and price also get good opinions, whereas comments about the ink consumption and durability are different.

usability, price, performance, design, noise

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-J825DW Color Printer Compatible USB 2.0 Cable Cord for PC, Notebook, Macbook - 6 feet White - Bargains Depot®Brother MFC-J825DW Color Printer Compatible USB 2.0 Cable Cord for PC, Notebook, Macbook - 6 feet White - Bargains Depot®

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Brother MFC-J825DW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Brother MFC-J825DW from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Printers on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The noise and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the print quality. Some have doubts about the reliability.

price, usability, noise, performance, design

reliability

68% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother Printer MFCJ825DW Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and FaxBrother Printer MFCJ825DW Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax

Nov, 2017

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

Brother MFC-J825DW review: Midpriced MFP with CD/DVD printing

 

Brother's new $150 (as of September 27, 2011) MFC-J825DW color inkjet multifunction printer (print/scan/copy/fax) is a budget-friendly choice for your small or home office, enhanced by a few higher-end features--namely, CD/DVD printing and some Web...

Peppy speed ; CD/DVD printing

No automatic duplex scanning ; Mediocre scan quality

Sep, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Brother MFC-J825DW

 

The Brother MFC-J825DW ($150 street), also available as the MFC-835DW with only superficial differences, manages to largely match expectations for a Brother inkjet multi-function printer (MFP) while also providing a few surprises. Brother inkjets at...

Prints, scans, copies, faxes. Automatic document feeder. Connects with selected Web sites including Picasa and Google Docs

Low paper capacity. No paper handling options. Text quality is a touch below par for inkjet MFPs

The Brother MFC-J825DW offers a long list of features for both home and office needs, making it a strong contender for the dual role of home and home office MFP.

Expert review by: Old AF Vet (officedepot.com)

Excellent printer for the money

 

This is an amazing small footprint printer. I pointed it out first (at a sale price) to a friend who wanted a good printer at a reasonable price. As I did more research on it and found out it's features I bought one for myself. Now I'm back here to get...

Value for Money, Features, Quiet, Easy to Use, Design, Performance

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Hafeez Sim (hardwarezone.com)

Brother MFC-J825DW - Good Value for Money Printer

 

The Brother MFC-J825DW is an color inkjet all-in-one printer designed for small or home office needs. It supports both wired and wireless networking (802.11b/g/n), has a 3.3-inch touchscreen for ease of operation, and prints at 12ppm in black and 10ppm...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Best budget MFP with fax

 

For a budget-priced printer, the Brother MFC-J825DW packs in an amazing variety of features. In addition to its built-in fax, it has a 3.3-inch LCD display, PictBridge and web connectivity, a wide range of memory card slots, and both wired and wireless...

Built-in fax, 3.3-inch color LCD, lots of connection options, cD and DVD printing, inexpensive

Grainy images, long scan times, slow when printing over network

Dec, 2011

BUSINESS READY!

Expert review by: William Harrel (computershopper.com)

Brother MFC-J825DW

 

We're noticing a pleasing trend in the market for color-inkjet all-in-one (AIO) printers—pleasing for buyers, anyway. These machines that do everything (print, copy, scan, and fax) keep on getting smaller and cheaper, all the while packing in the...

Prints, copies, scans well ; Strong performance ; Loaded with features for the price

Subpar image copying ; Slightly pricey ink ; Slow when printing pages in reverse order

This peppy little $149 all-in-one printer has all the features home businesses and small offices look for. It's a great value if you can stomach the slightly high ink costs.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Sarah Meyer (printercomparison.com)

Brother MFC-J825dw Review

 

Read our full review of the Brother MFC-J825dw Inkjet All-in-One with a 3.3-inch touchscreen, web-connected applications and wireless connectivity!

Print quality ; Variety of features ; Ease of use

Inflated print speeds ; Average paper capacity

The Brother MFC-825dw blows the MFC-J6710dw out of the water in print quality, print reliability and price while continuing to offer plenty of features such as a touchscreen, front side USB port, automatic duplexing, web connected applications and...

Sep, 2011

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by: (goodgearguide.com.au)

Brother MFC-J825DW multifunction inkjet printer

 

The Brother MFC-J825W, at $229, represents the higher end of home office multifunction inkjet printers. As you'd expect it's got every feature that th...

Feature-packed ; Limited Web connectivity

Low paper capacity

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Simon Handby (expertreviews.co.uk)

Brother MFC-J825DW review

 

With its comprehensive set of features this MFP is a jack of all trades. It's pretty quick, but the results are unremarkable

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Brother MFC-J825DW

 

A lot of useful features in the Brother MFC-J825DW, including new phone software, help gloss over its mediocre print quality.

iPrint&Scan for easy phone transfer, Fast print and copy for class, CD/DVD direct print

Pale colour copies, Fiddly photo paper tray, Plain paper print quality only average

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

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
Time to first copy (color, normal):24

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):2.5
Power consumption (standby):6.5
Power consumption (typical):24

Fax

Auto reduction: Yes
Auto-redialing: Yes
Call waiting: No
Caller ID: Yes
Error Correction Mode (ECM): Yes
Fax broadcasting:200
Fax coding methods:MH, MMR, MR
Fax dual access: Yes
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:400
Fax resolution:203 x 392
Fax resolution (black & white):203 x 392
Modem Speed:33.6

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:15
Paper input type:Cassette
Standard input capacity:100

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,Google Cloud Print
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-PSK, WPS
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight (imperial):64 - 90
Borderless printing media sizes:4x6, 5x7, A4, A6, Letter
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
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:Letter
Photo paper sizes:4x6, 5x7, 5x8, 8x10, 8.5x11
Standard tray media types:Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies

Performance

All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Print
Duplex printing modes:Auto
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:Colour faxing
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Processor family:RISC
Processor frequency:192
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

Power consumption (average operating):24
Power consumption (off):2.5
Power consumption (standby):6.5

Printing

DVD/CD printing: Yes
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 6000
Print quality (color, normal quality):1200 x 6000
Print resolution (color, normal quality):1200 x 6000
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):35
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):27
Standard printer languages:GDI

Scanning

Document formats supported:PDF
Film scanning: No
Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF
Input color depth:36
Input colour depth:36
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 14
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:2400 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:E-mail, File, Image, OCR, USB
Scan type:Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed & ADF

Software

Bundled software:Brother MFL-Pro Suite\nBrother ControlCentre4 (Win)\nNuance® Paperport® 12 SE + OCR (Win)\nReallusion® FaceFilter Studio (Win8)\nBrother ControlCentre2 (Mac)\nNewSoft® Presto!® PageManager9 (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 10.7 Lion
Windows operating systems supported:ABBYY FineReade

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal memory:64

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.9
Height:7.09
Weight:328
Width:15.9