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Brother DCP-165C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 reviews of Brother DCP-165C. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the size and multifunction are overall positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical views about the print quality and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Brother DCP-165C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother DCP-165C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Brother DCP-165C from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the performance and multifunction are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the durability.

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71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Justin Yu (cnet.com)

Brother DCP 165C review: Brother DCP 165C

 

Brother DCP 165C

Low cost to print; two-year warranty.

Poor output quality; slow print times; awkward build quality; outdated design; creative software requires online connection; no USB cord included.

We've tested plenty of printers at CNET, but very few have frustrated us as much as the Brother DCP-165C multifunction has. The counterintuitive setup, bland design, deplorable print quality, and crawling output speeds earns this printer a double...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Brother DCP-165C Multifunction Printer

 

We've tested plenty of printers at CNET, but very few have frustrated us as much as the Brother DCP-165C multifunction has. The counter-intuitive set-up, bland design, deplorable print quality and crawling output speeds earn this printer a...

Low cost to print, Two-year warranty

Poor output quality, Slow print times, Awkward build quality, Outdated design, Creative software requires online connection, No USB cord included

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Justin Yu (cnet.com.au)

Brother DCP-165C Multifunction Printer

 

We've tested plenty of printers at CNET, but very few have frustrated us as much as the Brother DCP-165C multifunction has. The counter-intuitive set-up, bland design, deplorable print quality and crawling output speeds earn this printer a double...

Low cost to print ; Two-year warranty

Poor output quality ; Slow print times ; Awkward build quality ; Outdated design ; Creative software requires online connection ; No USB cord included

Brother supports its printers with a one-year limited warranty. The company's website provides more support by way of manuals, FAQs, service centre locations and software downloads.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Justin Yu (zdnet.com.au)

Brother DCP-165C Multifunction Printer

 

We've tested plenty of printers at CNET, but very few have frustrated us as much as the Brother DCP-165C multifunction has. The counter-intuitive set-up, bland design, deplorable print quality and crawling output speeds earn this printer a double...

Low cost to print, Two-year warranty

Poor output quality, Slow print times, Awkward build quality, Outdated design, Creative software requires online connection, No USB cord included

We've tested plenty of printers at CNET, but very few have frustrated us as much as the Brother DCP-165C multifunction has. The counter-intuitive set-up, bland design, deplorable print quality and crawling output speeds earn this printer a double...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Jayesh Limaye (techtree.com)

Brother DCP-165C

 

This MFD, though best suited for office use, also boasts of photo-printing features.

Good print quality in normal mode, Fast print speeds in fast mode, Decent scanner, Decent looks, Good price, Good bundled software

Grainy prints in the fast mode, Reddish hue in photo prints, No FAX

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Inoperable right out of the box

 

There goes thirty bucks and a couple lost hours, which for a three-time Brother owner, aren't especially appreciated. Please tell me this isn't a device with the sole aim of selling ink carts, guys.

So far, none

Beware: Ships with what are apparently fake ink carts. They plug in but won't print so much as a single page. Menu locked; won't reset; no recourse

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

a good deal

 

easy setup, good quailty for our usage, haven't run out of ink yet like with HP, epson, etc. main uses are for printing and scanning. no problems so far at all after 3+ mo's. good deal for price - believe we pd $79 or $89 with free shipping

can't figure out how to re-direct default directory when scanning. referring to help manual doesn't cover the 165

May, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Printer, but Not For Me

 

Doesn't work well with Windows Home Server. There was no stated support for WHS/Win2003 but I took a chance. I was able to modify the drivers to get the printer set up and shared in WHS. While printing with this setup worked from WinXP, however I could...

Great printer. Fits on the smallest of shelves in the smallest of closets and it's no trouble grabbing printed pages out of the cramped space. Copier is quick and easy as well

Could be faster. I haven't owned an inkjet for about 4 years but I'm sure that this is no faster than the cheapo I got for free with my Compaq Desktop in 2004

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

just letting you know

 

My wife has an older brother printer and I love using it. I needed new ink cartridges for my dell printer"$25 a pop" the price of this printer was the same as 1 set"black and color" of refills for my old dell printer - so the dell had to go

on sale30 bucks off how could I not, if one color runs out u can replace that color cartridge not the whole 3 color cartridge copier works great have not used the scanner yet color scale is good very clean edges on normal paper 22lb

did not come with a usb cable

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Brother DCP-165C All-In-One Printer

 

For the money, image print quality & the cost of replacement ink cartridges, this All-In-One is a good choice.

Easy to set-up & use, nice design, fast & easy to load ink & paper, scan, print & copy. Works well, prints fast & image print quality is very good

None so far

Feb, 2009

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