HP DeskJet Plus 4155 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Updated Aug 13, 2021 at 03:36 pm
HP DeskJet Plus 4155 Picture
6.5
Family
3.6
Small/Home Office
5.4
Student
4.5
Black & White
7.0
Casual Photo
This printer was replaced by the HP DeskJet 4155e
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 is an all-in-one color inkjet printer that's adequate for family use. It's fairly small, but it has a sheetfed scanner as well as a flatbed scanner that has a good scan resolution and color depth. It produces fairly good-looking photos with amazingly accurate-looking colors. Otherwise, it performs as you would expect from a cheap printer, with flimsy input and output trays, awful page yields, and a poor printing speed, with no support for double-sided printing. The cost-per-print is disappointingly high, so you might end up quickly paying for the cost of the printer in ink. However, you can sign up for HP's Instant Ink subscription to print a set number of pages for a monthly fee, and automatically receive ink refills when the printer detects it's running low.

Our Verdict

6.5 Family

The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 is alright for home use. It has a sheetfed and flatbed scanner, but it doesn't support duplex printing or scanning. It has excellent color accuracy and its photo printing quality is okay. Unfortunately, the cost-per-print is high, and its cartridges have a really low page yield, so you need to replace them often.

Pros
  • Excellent color accuracy.
  • Flatbed and sheetfed scanner.
Cons
  • Very low color and black page yield.
  • Can't print directly from external storage devices.
3.6 Small/Home Office

The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 is bad for home offices. It has a low black and color page yield, so if you print a lot of documents, you need to replace the cartridges often. It also prints pages slowly. This printer has a sheetfed scanner, but sadly, it doesn't support duplex scanning.

Pros
  • Flatbed and sheetfed scanner.
Cons
  • Very low color and black page yield.
  • Slow printing speed.
  • Poor build quality.
5.4 Student

The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 is poor for students. It has a low page yield, so even though the replacement cartridges are cheap, printing still isn't cost-effective over time. It has a sheetfed and flatbed scanner, and you can print via Wi-Fi. Sadly, it doesn't have any external device support, so you can't print directly from a USB drive or SD card.

Pros
  • Flatbed and sheetfed scanner.
Cons
  • Very low color and black page yield.
  • Slow printing speed.
4.5 Black & White

The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 is bad for black and white printing. It prints black and white pages very slowly, and its low page yield means you have to replace the cartridge often if you print a lot of pages. It has a sheetfed scanner, which doesn't support duplex scanning. If you want to print double-sided pages, you have to flip each sheet of paper manually.

Pros
  • Flatbed and sheetfed scanner.
Cons
  • Very low color and black page yield.
  • Slow printing speed.
  • Poor build quality.
7.0 Casual Photo

The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 is decent for printing photos. It has excellent color accuracy and its photo printing quality is okay, but the overall tone looks flat. It has a low color page yield, so if you print a lot of photos, you need to change the cartridges often, and the cost-per-print is disappointingly high.

Pros
  • Excellent color accuracy.
  • Printed photos look alright.
Cons
  • Very low color and black page yield.
  • Poor build quality.
  • 6.5 Family
  • 3.6 Small/Home Office
  • 5.4 Student
  • 4.5 Black & White
  • 7.0 Casual Photo
  1. Updated Jun 08, 2021: Added XXL cartridge size to Cartridge test results.
  2. Updated Feb 08, 2021: Fixed error that listed the wrong color cartridge.
  3. Updated Aug 25, 2020: Review published.
  4. Updated Aug 17, 2020: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
5.0
Design
Build & Design Quality

The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 has poor build quality. It doesn't have a paper tray, but instead has a rear feeder that holds up to 60 pages and feels flimsy to pull out and put back in. You need to make sure the output tray is pulled out all the way when printing, otherwise your paper may get crumpled. You can only access paper jams from the print head compartment, which can be somewhat tight for larger hands. Also, the scan lid doesn't raise high enough to place thicker items like books. On the bright side, the plastic body feels solid, and the power cable is removable in case it gets damaged and needs to be replaced.

Design
Dimensions
Height 7.9" (20.0 cm)
Width 16.9" (43.0 cm)
Depth 12.8" (32.5 cm)
Weight
10.8 lbs (4.9 kg)
3.0
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
1.4" (3.7 cm)
Touchscreen No

The printer has a bad display screen. It's an LCD with only a few icons for the Wi-Fi signal, ink levels, and different errors, but it's easy to see the contents whether you're standing or sitting down in front of it. There are seven physical buttons on the printer to control different actions, like copy, resume, and cancel, among others.

Design
In The Box

  • User manual
  • 1x HP 67 Black ink cartridge
  • 1x HP 67 Tri-Color ink cartridge
  • Power cable

2.8
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
No
Number Of Color Cartridges
1
Black Cartridge Model
HP 67 Black
Tested Black Page Yield
5.83 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
110 prints
Color Cartridge Model
HP 67 Tri-Color
Tested Color Page Yield
2.74 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
62 prints
Third Party Cartridge
Yes
High Yield Cartridge
XL and XXL
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

The HP DeskJet Plus 4155's cartridge system is awful. You'll have to replace the cartridges often, especially if you print frequently, whether you print in black and white, or color. It uses the same HP 67 cartridges as the HP ENVY 6055, with similarly bad page yields. However, there are two high-yield sizes available, the HP 67XL and the HP 67XXL, which should give better yields, though we haven't tested them. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, we couldn't find the XXL size available on the manufacturer's website. If you want an all-in-one printer that's similarly priced but has far higher page yields, check out the Brother MFC-J1205W.

The printer accepts third-party cartridges, but using them may void the warranty.

7.9
Design
Scanner
Scanner
Yes
Scan Flatbed
Yes
Scan Sheetfed
Yes
Automatic Document Feeder
Yes
Duplex Scanning
No
Scan Resolution
1,200 DPI
Scan Color Depth
24 Bit
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Fax
No
Copy
Yes

The HP 4155 has very good scanning features, including an automatic document feeder, and unlike the HP DeskJet 3755, a flatbed scanner with a good scan resolution and color depth. Unfortunately, the sheetfed scanner can't duplex scan, so you'll need to flip double-sided documents manually. The automatic document feeder holds up to 35 pages.

Printing
5.4
Printing
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
15.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
16.99 US$
Black Only Printing
0.145 US$/print
Color Printing
0.274 US$/print
Photo Printing
0.739 US$/print
Ink Subscription
Optional

The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 all-in-one printer has a disappointing cost-per-print. The cartridges are cheap, but because of the printer's low page yield, you'll often need to buy new cartridges if you print regularly. If you sign up for HP's Instant Ink subscription, you receive new cartridges when the printer detects that you're running low on ink. If you're looking for a similarly priced printer with a significantly cheaper cost-per-print for photos and color documents, check out the Canon PIXMA TS3520.

Keep in mind that even if you print only in black, most inkjet printers continue using the color cartridges for servicing tasks, so you'll likely still need to replace them eventually.

4.5
Printing
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
5 PPM
Color Document
3 PPM
Photo Printing Time
69.0 s
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
12.4 s
Duplex Printing
Manual
Input Tray Capacity
60 pages

The HP DeskJet 4155 has a poor printing speed. You'll need to wait a while for documents, which might be inconvenient if you frequently have long print jobs like essays or reports, and it prints photos at a mediocre speed. Also, you'll need to manually flip the pages and put them back in the tray if you're printing double-sided documents. The output tray holds up to 25 sheets.

8.7
Printing
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
7.79

The HP DeskJet 4155 has excellent color accuracy, and it's better than the HP ENVY Photo 6255. It's good enough for printing presentations or projects, but may not be good for work that requires perfect color accuracy.

6.9
Printing
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
No

The HP DeskJet 4155 has okay photo printing quality. There's banding, color in the grayscale, and the faces look gray. The overall picture has a flat tone. If you want a similar printer with much better color accuracy for photos, check out the HP ENVY 6055e.

We base these results on the actual physical photo, not the scanned image provided for reference above, which may not represent the printer's photo print quality.

Printing
Printing Size
Letter (8.5" x 11") Yes
Legal (8.5" x 14") Yes
Tabloid (11" x 17") No
A6 (105mm x 148mm) Yes
A5 (148mm x 210mm) Yes
A4 (210mm x 297mm) Yes
Photo (2" x 3") No
Photo (4" x 6") Yes
Photo (5" x 7") Yes

This printer has a rear input feeder rather than an input tray or cassette. It supports most common paper formats up to legal size.

Mobile App And Connectivity
7.0
Mobile App And Connectivity
Connectivity
Ethernet
No
USB Input To Computer
Yes
Bluetooth
No
Wi-Fi via Router
Yes
Wi-Fi Direct
Yes
External Storage Support
No
Apple AirPrint
Yes
Mopria Print Service
Yes
7.0
Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App For Home Use
Mobile App Yes
App Name HP Smart
iOS Yes
Android Yes
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
Yes
PDF
Yes
Microsoft Office Files
No
Text Files (TXT)
No
Webpages (HTML)
No

This printer is compatible with the HP Smart app, which offers decent features. You can scan with your phone's camera or print PDF and photo files directly from the app. You can also buy new ink cartridges and perform maintenance tasks on the printer. However, it doesn't support most printable file types, so you'll need to convert them to PDF format before you can print from the app.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 we tested is available in the United States and Canada and it's only available in white. It's known as the HP DeskJet Plus 4158 at Costco. There's a variant called the HP DeskJet Plus 4152 which seems to be identical to the 4155, but it doesn't offer the HP Instant Ink Light Printing Plan that lets you print up to 15 pages per month for free. Also, there are two other variants, the HP DeskJet Plus 4122 and the HP DeskJet Plus 4120, which are available in North America and other regions. You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Printers

The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 is a simple, cheaply priced all-in-one printer, but it has both a flatbed scanner and an automatic document feeder. Although it prints photos that look only okay, the color accuracy is amazing, especially compared to other printers in this price range. However, it can't automatically print double-sided documents, and the page yields are very bad, but these shortcomings are expected of a cheap printer.

For more options, check out our recommendations for the best home printers, the best cheap printers, and the best printers for students.

HP ENVY 6055

The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 and the HP ENVY 6055 are both reasonable choices for family printers. The ENVY 6055 has a slightly higher page yield, a lower cost-per-print, better photo printing quality, and can automatically print double sided. On the other hand, the DeskJet Plus 4155 has a sheetfed scanner, and it can print legal-sized paper, which may be important for you, especially if you intend to use it for office use as well.

HP DeskJet 3755

The HP DeskJet 3755 and the HP DeskJet Plus 4155 perform similarly overall. Even though the 3755's color accuracy is slightly lower, it has much better photo printing quality. It's also quite a bit smaller and lighter, and it feels better-built. That said, the 4155 has a flatbed scanner, and its color page yield is slightly higher. However, neither printer supports double-sided printing, which might be a dealbreaker for some.

HP ENVY 6055e

The HP ENVY 6055e and the HP DeskJet Plus 4155 are both inkjet family printers. The 4155 may be a better option if you also need to do office tasks since it has an automatic document feeder, and it yields slightly more black and color pages. However, unlike the 6055e, the 4155 can't automatically print double-sided sheets, so you need to flip over each page manually when prompted by the printer. On the other hand, the 6055e is a better option for photos since it has better color accuracy and better photo printing quality. The 6055e comes with a free six-month subscription to HP Instant Ink.

HP ENVY Pro 6455

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 performs slightly better overall than the HP DeskJet Plus 4155. The 6455 feels better-built, has better photo printing quality, prints a little faster, and supports automatic double-sided printing. However, the 4155 has a display screen, although it's small, and supports legal-sized paper, which some people may prefer.

HP ENVY 6455e

The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 and the HP ENVY 6455e are all-in-one color inkjet printers that perform adequately well for family use. However, the ENVY is better for printing photos with well-defined and somewhat more accurate colors. It prints documents more quickly and can automatically print double sided. Also, it comes with six free months of HP's Instant Ink subscription. On the other hand, the DeskJet prints photos more quickly, and it can print on legal-size paper.

Epson Expression Home XP-4100

The Epson Expression Home XP-4100 is better for most uses than the HP DeskJet Plus 4155. The Epson is better-built, has higher page yields at a much lower cost-per-print, and produces much better-looking photos. Also, it has a much better display screen and automatic double-sided document printing. That said, the HP has a sheetfed scanner and significantly better color accuracy.

HP DeskJet 4155e

The HP DeskJet 4155e is the replacement model for the HP DeskJet Plus 4155. The discontinued Plus 4155 is a somewhat better color inkjet printer that offers better page yields, cost-per-print, printing speed, and photo quality than the newer 4155e. The hardware features remain largely unchanged between the two. However, the 4155e is HP+ enabled, which gives you six free months of HP's Instant Ink subscription and more software features through HP's mobile companion app. Also, neither printer supports automatic double-sided printing.

Canon PIXMA MG3620

The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is better overall than the HP DeskJet Plus 4155. The Canon has a much higher page yield, so printing is more cost-effective over time. It also has better photo printing quality, supports automatic double-sided printing, and the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app allows you to print more types of files. However, the HP has much better color accuracy, Wi-Fi Direct, and a sheetfed scanner.

Canon PIXMA TR4520

The Canon PIXMA TR4520 and the HP DeskJet Plus 4155 are both all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the Canon produces significantly better-looking photos. The Canon also has a better color page yield, a cheaper color document and photo cost-per-print, can fax, and supports automatic double-sided printing. On the other hand, the HP has a higher black page yield and a cheaper black page cost-per-print, it prints marginally faster, and it produces significantly more accurate colors.

HP DeskJet 2755

The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 is a slightly better all-in-one printer than the HP Deskjet 2755. The 4155's photo quality is a bit better, and it has an automatic document feeder. However, the 2755's cost-per-print and cartridge system are nearly identical to the 4155's, and neither printer supports automatic double-sided printing.

Canon PIXMA TS5320

The Canon PIXMA TS5320 is better than the HP DeskJet Plus 4155. The Canon is better-built, it has a much higher page yield, it prints pages quicker, has better photo printing quality, and supports automatic double-sided printing. However, the HP has much better color accuracy and a sheetfed scanner.

HP ENVY Photo 7855

The HP ENVY Photo 7855 and the HP DeskJet Plus 4155 are both all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the ENVY is a much better printer overall. The ENVY has better page yields and a much better cost-per-print, it prints faster, can automatically print double sided, and produces significantly better-looking photos. Also, it can fax, has an Ethernet port, can print via Bluetooth, and can print directly from USB flash drives or SD cards. On the other hand, the DeskJet produces somewhat more accurate colors, though the difference shouldn't be noticeable during normal use.

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