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. It's also sold as the HP ENVY 5012 printer at some retailers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
The HP ENVY 5014 is a compact printer that's well-suited for small spaces.
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.
This printer 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Decent photo printing quality. It 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. There's a Black Friday variant sold in the United States called the HP ENVY 5012. If you come across an ENVY 5014 or 5012 that's different from ours, let us know in the discussion and we'll update the review.
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.
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.
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.