The Brother HL-L2395DW is an excellent laser printer that's intended for those who mainly print monochrome documents. It has a great design that makes it easy to access the toner, and its great connectivity options allow you to print from virtually any device. It has exceptional printing speed, which can save you a lot of time, but the scanner lacks an automatic feeder and can't scan two-sided documents. Overall, it's a good fit for students or for those who need a basic printer that can handle large printing jobs at a fast pace.
The Brother HL-L2395DW is a bad family printer. It can only print in black and white, and even then, its photo printing quality is awful. It performs superbly if you only need to print in black only, and it can scan high-resolution photos if you need to do some quick touch up. However, it can't perform duplex scanning.
The Brother HL-L2395DW is a mediocre printer for home or small offices. It can print remarkably fast, but only in black. It lacks an automatic document feeder for scanning, and scanning two-sided documents can be time-consuming. It has a great build quality, though, and you can print a good deal before needing to replace the toner.
The Brother HL-L2395DW is a decent printer for students. Its cost-per-print remains low even if you print a lot, and aside from the first page, printing speed is excellent. Unfortunately, it can only print in black only, but on the upside, it has a good number of connectivity options and its mobile app is outstanding.
The Brother HL-L2395DW is an excellent printer if you only need to print in black and white. Its cost-per-print and printing speed are both outstanding, and you can print a large number of copies on a single toner cartridge. It does take some time to print the first page, but subsequent pages are much faster. Sadly, it doesn't have an automatic document feeder and it can't perform two-sided scans.
The Brother HL-L2395DW has an excellent build quality. The plastic construction feels solid and the cartridge is easily accessible. The paper tray has sliders that can be adjusted to the paper's size, and the scanner's lid has extendable hinges to accommodate thicker documents or books. Unfortunately, the power cord is built into the printer and isn't removable, and the output paper support can be difficult to open. Also, the display console faces upward and it's not adjustable, making it hard to see if the printer is placed too high when seated.
The Brother HL-L2395DW doesn't take up a lot of space on the desk, but it's fairly tall, even with the scanner's lid closed.
The Brother HL-L2395DW has an excellent screen that's easy to read, and it's touch-sensitive. However, due to its placement, it can be hard to read if you're seated or if the printer is placed too high.
The cartridge system is excellent. The toner is a separate unit from the drum unit, so you won't have to replace the drum every time that you replace the toner. The printer accepts third-party toners, but using them may void the warranty. If you want a printer with a better black page yield, check out the Brother HL-L3270CDW Laser.
The scanning features are mediocre. Although the scanning resolution and color depth are good enough for photos, it doesn't have an Automatic Document Feeder and can't scan two-sided documents. However, the lid's hinges can extend to accommodate thicker documents and books.
The Brother HL-L2395DW's cost-per-print is outstanding. It isn't quite as low as the Brother HL-L2370DW, but it's still very affordable to print with this printer.
Printing speed is exceptional. Although it takes longer to print the first page, the following pages are much faster.
This printer isn't meant for printing photos. That said, the quality of black and white photos is passable for a laser printer, though there's a dotted halftone effect. Note that the printer can't print on glossy paper or 4" x 6" paper, so this test was done with regular 8.5" x 11" multipurpose paper.
These results are based on the actual physical photo, not the scanned image provided for reference above, which may not be representative of the printer's photo print quality.
This printer has an adjustable input tray that can support most common formats up to the legal format.
The Brother HL-L2395DW has great connectivity options. It supports most wireless connections, but it doesn't support Bluetooth. Also, it can't print from a storage device such as a USB thumb drive.
Brother's iPrint&Scan app is outstanding. Most common file types are supported and you can even scan documents directly to your phone. The app also allows you to check on the printer's ink level.
The Brother HL-L2395DW Laser is a better printer than the Brother HL-L3270CDW Laser. The HL-L2395DW has outstanding cost-per-print and printing speed, and you can print a large number of copies on a single toner cartridge. It also includes a scanner, but the scanner doesn't have an automatic feeder.