HP DeskJet Plus 4155 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Aug 25, 2020 at 08:09 am
HP DeskJet Plus 4155 Picture
6.5
Family
3.6
Small/Home Office
5.4
Student
4.5
Black & White
7.0
Casual Photo
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 is an okay all-in-one printer, and despite its compact size, it has both a sheetfed and flatbed scanner. However, its overall performance doesn't stand out much and it's what you would expect from an inexpensive printer. It has a really low color and black page yield, so you need to regularly replace the cartridges if you print a lot. Although the cartridges are cheap, the costs could add up quickly over time. It doesn't print double-sided pages and it prints slowly whether you're printing in black and white or in color. Even though it has a sheetfed scanner, it doesn't support duplex scanning. That said, it has excellent color accuracy, okay photo printing quality, and the plastic body feels solid.

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, its cartridges have a really low page yield, so you need to replace them often.

Pros
  • Excellent color accuracy.
  • Flatbed and sheetfed scanner.
Cons
  • Really low color and black page yield.
  • No support for 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
  • Really 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 connect to this printer 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
  • Really low color and black page yield.
  • Slow printing speed.
4.5 Black & White

Bad for black and white printing. The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 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
  • Really 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.

Pros
  • Excellent color accuracy.
  • Okay photo printing quality.
Cons
  • Really 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.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
5.0
Design
Build & Design Quality

The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 has poor build quality. Even though the plastic body feels solid, its overall design isn't good. It doesn't have a paper tray, but instead has a rear feeder that holds up to 60 pages, which 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 crumbled. 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. Lastly, the power cable is removable in case it gets damaged and you have to replace it.

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)

The HP DeskJet 4155 isn't as compact as the HP DeskJet 3755, but it's still a fairly small printer and won't take up too much space.

3.0
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
1.4" (3.7 cm)
Touchscreen No

This printer has a bad display screen. It's an LCD with a few icons and symbols on it, but it's easy to see whether you're standing or sitting down in front of it. There are seven physical buttons on the printer to control different actions, such as copy, resume, and cancel, to name a few.

Design
In The Box

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

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

Update 06/08/2021: There's also an XXL size available for both the black and tri-color cartridges, so we updated our review to include it.

Update 02/08/21: We had incorrectly listed the color cartridge as the HP 65 Tri-Color, when it really uses the HP 67 Tri-Color. We updated the review to correct this error.

Terrible cartridge system. The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 uses the same HP 67 cartridges as the HP ENVY 6055 and has a fairly similar page yield. Whether you're printing in black and white or in color, the cartridges don't last long, and you have to replace them quickly. There are two high-yield sizes available for both the tri-color and black cartridges; however, we couldn't find the XXL size available on the manufacturer's website at the time of writing.

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 good scanning features. It has a sheetfed scanner, and unlike the HP DeskJet 3755, it also has a flatbed scanner. Sadly, the sheetfed scanner doesn't support duplex scanning, so you 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 you run out of 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 very slow printing speed. Whether you're printing color or black and white documents, it takes a while to print each page. It prints photos faster than the HP DeskJet 3755, but it's still not fast. Unfortunately, it doesn't print double-sided pages. The output tray holds up to 25 pages.

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 and 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.

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 that supports most common paper sizes 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

The HP DeskJet 4155 has the same connectivity options as the HP DeskJet 3755. You can't print from an external storage device like a USB or SD card. It doesn't support Bluetooth, but you can still connect to it wirelessly through Wi-Fi. You can connect it directly to your computer through a USB connection.

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.

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.

If you come across a DeskJet Plus 4155 that's different from ours, let us know in the discussion and we'll update the review.

Compared To Other Printers

The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 is a simple all-in-one printer and there's nothing special that really stands out about it. It has excellent color accuracy and the good scanning options are nice additions compared to the HP DeskJet 3755. However, with such a low page yield, there are better options available for less, such as the Canon PIXMA TS5320. See 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. 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.

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 duplex print. 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.

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 and a cheaper color and photo cost-per-print, and it can fax. 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 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, and prints a little faster. However, the 4155 has a display screen, although it's small, and supports legal-sized paper, which some people may prefer.

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.

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, it has a much better display screen, and its page yield is higher. That said, the HP has a sheetfed scanner and significantly better color accuracy.

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, and it produces significantly better-looking photos. Also, it can fax, it has an Ethernet port, it can print via Bluetooth, and it 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.

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, 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 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, and it has better photo printing quality. However, the HP has much better color accuracy and a sheetfed scanner.

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. On the other hand, while the 2755's cost-per-print and cartridge system are nearly identical to the 4155's, the printer itself is generally available at a cheaper price.

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, and better photo printing quality. 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.

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