HP ENVY 5014 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Aug 05, 2020 at 07:44 am
HP ENVY 5014 Picture
5.9
Family
2.9
Small/Home Office
5.0
Student
4.7
Black & White
7.1
Casual Photo
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The HP ENVY 5014 is a disappointing printer, very similar to the HP ENVY 5055. It has excellent color accuracy and it prints photos with decent overall quality, as colors are vibrant. Sadly, it has a really low page yield, whether it's printing color or black and white pages, so you need to regularly buy new cartridges if you print often. Luckily, the cartridges are cheap and you can buy high-yield cartridges too. Unfortunately, it's not a well-built printer and it doesn't have a sheetfed scanner, so if you need to scan long, double-sided documents, it's going to take some time.

Our Verdict

5.9 Family

The HP ENVY 5014 is a disappointing printer for home use. It has decent photo printing quality and excellent color accuracy, but the color page yield is very low, so you have to buy new cartridges often. It only has a flatbed scanner, so it's not ideal for scanning documents with many pages, but it should be fine for scanning your favorite family photos.

Pros
  • Excellent color accuracy.
  • New cartridges are cheap.
Cons
  • Really low color and black page yield.
  • Decent photo printing quality.
  • Only has a flatbed scanner.
2.9 Small/Home Office

The HP ENVY 5014 is terrible for small or home offices. It has a really low black page yield, and even though the cartridge is cheap, the costs add up over time. It doesn't have a sheetfed scanner, so scanning large documents takes a lot of time. Lastly, it's slow at printing black and white documents.

Pros
  • New cartridges are cheap.
Cons
  • Really low color and black page yield.
  • Only has a flatbed scanner.
  • Prints pages slowly.
  • Disappointing build quality.
5.0 Student

The HP ENVY 5014 is poor for students. It has a really low page yield, so if you print a lot of papers for school, the cost of buying new cartridges adds up over time. On the upside, it has a flatbed scanner with a high resolution if you need to copy your textbooks.

Pros
  • New cartridges are cheap.
Cons
  • Really low color and black page yield.
  • Prints pages slowly.
4.7 Black & White

Poor for black and white printing. The HP ENVY 5014 has a really low color page yield, so you have to buy a new cartridge often. Luckily, the black ink cartridge is cheap and there's a high-yield cartridge you can buy too. Sadly, it doesn't print black and white pages very fast.

Pros
  • New cartridges are cheap.
Cons
  • Really low color and black page yield.
  • Only has a flatbed scanner.
  • Prints pages slowly.
  • Disappointing build quality.
7.1 Casual Photo

The HP ENVY 5014 is decent for printing casual photos. It has excellent color accuracy and it prints photos with detail and vibrant colors. Sadly, printing photos gets costly over time as the printer has a really low color page yield. You can print 5" x 7" and 4" x 6" photos, but not 2" x 3".

Pros
  • Excellent color accuracy.
  • New cartridges are cheap.
Cons
  • Really low color and black page yield.
  • Decent photo printing quality.
  • Disappointing build quality.
  • 5.9 Family
  • 2.9 Small/Home Office
  • 5.0 Student
  • 4.7 Black & White
  • 7.1 Casual Photo

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
5.5
Design
Build & Design Quality

The HP ENVY 5014 has a disappointing build quality. The body is entirely made out of plastic and it feels solid. The power cord is removable, which is good in case it gets damaged and you need to replace it. Unfortunately, the input tray isn't removable, so people with large hands may have a difficult time loading paper. There's no dedicated photo tray, so if you want to print photos, you have to remove the standard paper first. Also, the output extension feels flimsy and bends easily, and the scanner lid doesn't extend enough for larger items like books. On the upside, it's easy to access paper jams as you just need to lift the scanner flatbed and remove the paper jam access cover.

Design
Dimensions
Height 4.9" (12.5 cm)
Width 17.6" (44.6 cm)
Depth 14.5" (36.8 cm)
Weight
12.1 lbs (5.5 kg)

The HP ENVY 5014 is a compact printer that's well-suited for small spaces.

7.0
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
2.2" (5.7 cm)
Touchscreen Yes

This printer has a decent monochrome display screen. It's not very big and you can't tilt it, but it's easy to see whether you're standing up or sitting down. The menu is easy to navigate and there are instructional videos on how to change ink or load paper. There are also Home, Back, and Help buttons that light up next to the screen when you're in a submenu, but they're touch buttons and not actual physical buttons.

Design
In The Box

  • Power cord
  • 1x HP 65 Black ink cartridge
  • 1x HP 65 Tri-Color ink cartridge
  • User guide

2.5
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
No
Number Of Color Cartridges
1
Black Cartridge Model
HP 65 Black
Tested Black Page Yield
5.91 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
112 prints
Color Cartridge Model
HP 65 Tricolor
Tested Color Page Yield
1.85 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
39 prints
Third Party Cartridge
Yes
High Yield Cartridge
XL
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

The HP ENVY 5014 has a terrible cartridge system. It only has two cartridges and the color and black page yield are both very low, similar to the HP ENVY 5055. You need to change the cartridges often, but luckily, there are high-yield cartridges available to buy.

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

6.2
Design
Scanner
Scanner
Yes
Scan Flatbed
Yes
Scan Sheetfed
No
Automatic Document Feeder
No
Duplex Scanning
No
Scan Resolution
1200 DPI
Scan Color Depth
24 bit
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Fax
No
Copy
Yes

This printer's scanning features are mediocre. It only has a flatbed that scans at a high resolution, but if you need to scan double-sided documents, it's going to take some time.

Printing
3.8
Printing
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
15.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
16.99 US$
Black Only Printing
0.143 US$/print
Color Printing
0.436 US$/print
Photo Printing
1.214 US$/print
Ink Subscription
Optional

The cost-per-print is poor, even lower than the HP ENVY 5055. You need to regularly buy new cartridges if you print often, but luckily, they're cheap. Since it only has one tri-color cartridge, you need to replace the entire cartridge if one color runs out. However, you can subscribe to the HP Instant Ink subscription, which automatically sends you new cartridges when you run out. If you want a printer with a cheaper cost-per-print for color and photo printing, consider the HP DeskJet 2755.

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.

6.1
Printing
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
6 PPM
Color Document
4 PPM
Photo Printing Time
56.0 sec
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
12.7 sec
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
100 pages

Mediocre printing speed. The HP ENVY 5014 doesn't print black and white or color pages very fast, and it's a bit on the slow side when it comes to printing photos too. Also, the output tray has a maximum capacity of 25 sheets of paper.

8.6
Printing
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
8.02

The HP 5014 has excellent color accuracy. It works fine if you're printing color presentations for work, but it may not be good enough for work that requires perfect color accuracy.

7.2
Printing
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
Yes

Decent photo printing quality. The HP ENVY 5014 prints photos with lots of detail and vibrant colors. However, the color temperature is a bit warm, giving the image a red/yellow tint. Also, there's some banding in the grayscale. If you want a printer with better photo printing quality, check out the HP ENVY 6055.

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.

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

The HP ENVY 5014 has one input tray that supports most common paper sizes. Sadly, you won't be able to print 2" x 3" photos.

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 5014 has decent connectivity options. Sadly, you can't print from a USB or SD card, and it doesn't have an Ethernet port. On the upside, you can connect it to your computer wired through a USB connection or wirelessly through Wi-Fi.

7.0
Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App Print
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

The HP Smart app has decent features. You can print PDF and photo files, and you can scan documents from your phone's camera. You can also check your printer's ink levels and order new cartridges.

Differences Between Sizes and Variants

We tested the HP ENVY 5014 in black, which is the only color available. This printer is sold as the HP ENVY 5010 in Europe, and we expect our results to be valid for it too. If you come across an ENVY 5014 that's different from ours, let us know in the discussion and we'll update the review.

Compared to other printers

The HP ENVY 5014 is a disappointing printer, and there are better options out there. Even though it's very similar to the HP ENVY 5055, it has a lower page yield, and its color page yield is one of the lowest we've seen so far. Also see our recommendations for the best cheap printers, the best all-in-one printers, and the best wireless printers.

HP ENVY 5055

The HP ENVY 5055 and the HP ENVY 5014 are two very similar printers. They both have the same build and connectivity options, and they use the same cartridges. However, the 5055 has a slightly higher color page yield, so it costs less over time to print in color.

Epson Expression Home XP-4100

The Epson Expression Home XP-4100 is better for most uses than the HP ENVY 5014. The Expression uses a four-cartridge ink system that has a much higher page yield, allowing you to print more pages before changing cartridges. It's also better built and the Epson iPrint app allows you to print more types of files. However, the HP is better for printing photos because it has much better color accuracy.

HP ENVY 6055

The HP ENVY 6055 is much better than the HP ENVY 5014. The 6055 has a higher page yield, so it's more cost-effective over time, and it has better photo printing quality. However, the 5014 has a display screen, making it easier to navigate menus, and it prints legal-size paper.

HP OfficeJet 5255/5258

The HP OfficeJet 5255/5258 is better than the HP ENVY 5014. The 5255 is better-built, it has a sheetfed scanner with an automatic document feeder, and its cartridges offer a higher page yield. However, the 5014 has much better color accuracy.

HP DeskJet 2755

The HP DeskJet 2755 is a slightly better printer than the HP ENVY 5014. The 2755's cost-per-print for color documents and photos isn't as expensive. That said, the ENVY has a much better display screen, and its photo printing quality is superior.

HP DeskJet 3755

The HP DeskJet 3755 is a bit better than the HP ENVY 5014. They use the same cartridges that have a really low page yield. The 3755 is a small, compact printer that has a sheetfed scanner with an automatic document feeder, so it's easier to scan multiple pages, and it has better photo printing quality. However, the 5014 has a display screen and its flatbed scanner scans in a higher resolution.

HP ENVY Photo 6255

The HP ENVY Photo 6255 is better overall than the HP ENVY 5014. The 6255 is better built and its cartridges have a much higher page yield, so this printer is more cost-effective over time. However, the 5014 has better color accuracy and prints photos in better quality.

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