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HP DeskJet Plus 4155 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Updated Aug 13, 2021 at 03:36 pm
HP DeskJet Plus 4155 Picture
Small/Home Office
Black & White
This printer was replaced by the HP DeskJet 4155e
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes

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 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

6.0 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. While it prints decent-looking photos, its color accuracy is bad. Also, the cost-per-print is high, and its cartridges have a really low page yield, so you need to replace them often.

  • Excellent color accuracy.
  • Flatbed and sheetfed scanner.
  • Very low color and black page yield.
  • Can't print directly from external storage devices.
4.1 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.

  • Flatbed and sheetfed scanner.
  • Very low color and black page yield.
  • Slow printing speed.
  • Poor build quality.
5.9 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.

  • Flatbed and sheetfed scanner.
  • Very low color and black page yield.
  • Slow printing speed.
4.8 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.

  • Flatbed and sheetfed scanner.
  • Very low color and black page yield.
  • Slow printing speed.
  • Poor build quality.
6.1 Photo

The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 is decent for printing photos. It prints decently detailed photos, but the overall tone looks flat. While highly saturated colors, like autumn leaves and blue skies look vibrant, natural colors and deep blues look off. Also, 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.

  • Excellent color accuracy.
  • Printed photos look alright.
  • Very low color and black page yield.
  • Poor build quality.
  • 6.0 Family
  • 4.1 Small/Home Office
  • 5.9 Student
  • 4.8 Black & White
  • 6.1 Photo
  1. Updated Feb 23, 2022: Reshot and updated the 'In Use Picture'.
  2. Updated Feb 18, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  3. Updated Jun 08, 2021: Added XXL cartridge size to Cartridge test results.
  4. Updated Feb 08, 2021: Fixed error that listed the wrong color cartridge.
  5. Updated Aug 25, 2020: Review published.
  6. Updated Aug 17, 2020: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Build 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.

Height 7.9" (20.0 cm)
Width 16.9" (43.0 cm)
Depth 12.8" (32.5 cm)
Height When In Use
10.3" (26.1 cm)
Width When In Use
16.9" (43.0 cm)
Depth When In Use
22.8" (57.9 cm)
10.8 lbs (4.9 kg)

Update 02/23/2022: The In Use photo was reshot because the initial one didn't have the output tray fully extended.

Expected Maintenance
Ink Related Maintenance
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit
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.

Photo Cartridge
Number Of Color Cartridges
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
2.94 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
62 prints
Third Party Cartridge
Purchased One Worked
Ink Type
Dye And Pigment
High Yield Cartridge

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.

Scanner Features
Scan Flatbed
Flatbed Extendable Hinges
0.00" (0 mm)
Automatic Document Feeder
ADF Capacity
35 pages
Scan Speed
Duplex Scanning
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
OCR Included
Yes (Software)

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.

Scanning Resolution And Color Depth
Max Scan Resolution
1,200 DPI
Max Scan Color Depth
24 Bit
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
Photo (8" x 10") Yes
Max Paper Weight
300 g/m²

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

In The Box

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

Advertised Battery Life
Tested Charging Time
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

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.

Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
Color Document
Photo Printing Time
69.0 s
Single Page Out Time (Black Only)
12.4 s
Duplex Printing
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.

Document Sample
Color Ink Needed for Black & White
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing

The HP DeskJet 4155 has decent 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.

The scanned images provided above are for reference only, and they look a bit worse than the actual physical photos due to the scanning and uploading process. The score is based on the actual physical photos.

Color Accuracy
Average Color dE

The HP DeskJet 4155 has bad color accuracy. While its good at reproducing highly saturated colors, more natural tones and deeps blues look off compared to the original.

Color Gamut
Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App And Connectivity
USB Input To Computer
Wi-Fi via Router
Wi-Fi Direct
External Storage Support
Apple AirPrint
Mopria Print Service
Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App
Mobile App Yes
App Name HP Smart
iOS Yes
Android Yes
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
Yes (Android and iOS)
Yes (Android and iOS)
Microsoft Office Files
Yes (iOS Only)
Text Files (TXT)
Yes (iOS Only)
Webpages (HTML)
Yes (iOS Only)

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.

Mobile App And Connectivity
OS Compatibility
Windows Fully
macOS Fully
Chrome OS Fully

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. Its printed photos look decent, but its color accuracy is bad, which is similar to other HP printers in this price range. Also, 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 DeskJet 3755

The HP DeskJet 3755 and the HP DeskJet Plus 4155 perform similarly overall. The 3755's color accuracy and photo printing quality are much better, so it's a better choice for printing pictures. 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 you.

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.

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 comes with a free six-month subscription to HP Instant Ink.

HP ENVY 6455e

The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 and the HP ENVY 6455e are both all-in-one color inkjet printers that are adequate for family use. However, the ENVY 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.

HP DeskJet 4155e

The HP DeskJet 4155e is identical to the HP DeskJet Plus 4155. The Plus 4155 is a somewhat better color inkjet printer that has slightly better page yields and a cheaper cost-per-print, and better photo quality than the newer 4155e. Additionally, it manages photo margins better and doesn't crop the edges of photos. 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.

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, and you don't have to spend time replacing the cartridges as often. The Canon also has better photo printing quality, and it supports automatic double-sided printing and borderless photos. However, the HP can print via Wi-Fi Direct, and it has an automatic document feeder.

HP ENVY Pro 6455

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 and the HP DeskJet Plus 4155 perform similarly, but the 6455 is better overall. The 6455 can print double-sided sheets automatically, meaning you won't have to flip over your sheets manually. Also, it prints nicer-looking photos with more accurate colors, though the accuracy is still pretty disappointing.

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.

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. 

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 a sheetfed scanner for those who need to scan stacks of papers frequently.

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.

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.

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