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HP ENVY Pro 6475 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Dec 04, 2020 at 10:17 am
HP ENVY Pro 6475 Picture
6.8
Family
3.7
Small/Home Office
5.3
Student
4.7
Black & White
7.7
Casual Photo
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The HP ENVY Pro 6475 is an okay all-in-one inkjet printer designed for home use. It's a variant of the HP ENVY Pro 6455, and it comes as a bundle that includes a two-year subscription to HP's Instant Ink delivery service. It has a scanner with an automatic document feeder, but it can't perform duplex scanning, so it can be pretty time-consuming if you need to scan double-sided documents. It has excellent color accuracy, though, and it prints good quality photos. Like its sibling, it has a terrible cartridge system that yields very few pages, leading to more frequent cartridge replacements and higher costs over time. It's also quite slow at printing black and color documents, and its input tray can only hold up to 100 sheets of paper, making it less ideal for big print jobs. Connectivity options are decent, and it's compatible with HP's Smart mobile app.

Our Verdict

6.8 Family

The HP ENVY Pro 6475 is okay for family use. It has good photo printing quality, excellent color accuracy, and a scanner that includes an automatic document feeder to process long multi-page documents. However, it has a very low page yield, so you have to replace the ink cartridges quite often, making it very expensive to print in the long run.

Pros
  • Excellent color accuracy.
  • Good photo printing quality.
  • Wi-fi connectivity.
Cons
  • Sub-par cost-per-print.
  • No external storage support.
  • Mobile app doesn't support Microsoft Office files.
3.7 Small/Home Office

The HP ENVY Pro 6475 is bad for small or home offices. It has a very low page yield, slow printing speed, and a small input tray. The lack of an Ethernet port might be an issue for some offices, and even though it has an automatic document feeder, it can't perform duplex scanning.

Pros
  • Automatic document feeder.
Cons
  • Slow printing speed.
  • Low black and color page yield.
  • No duplex scanning.
5.3 Student

The HP ENVY Pro 6475 is inadequate for student use. It has a low page yield, which means that you have to replace the cartridges frequently if you print a lot, making it very expensive to maintain over time. It doesn't support USB thumb drives, and the mobile app can't print Microsoft Office files. On the bright side, it has Wi-Fi connectivity and good scanner features.

Pros
  • Wi-fi connectivity.
Cons
  • Sub-par cost-per-print.
  • No external storage support.
  • Mobile app doesn't support Microsoft Office files.
4.7 Black & White

The HP ENVY Pro 6475 is bad for printing black and white documents. Due to its low page yield, you have to replace the cartridges often, which ends up being significantly more expensive in the long run if you print a lot. Also, it has sub-par printing speed and a small input tray capacity.

Pros
  • Duplex printing.
Cons
  • Slow printing speed.
  • Low black and color page yield.
7.7 Casual Photo

The HP ENVY Pro 6475 is good for printing photos. It has excellent color accuracy, and it prints good quality, detailed photos. However, you have to replace the ink cartridges often if you print a lot, which gets costly over time. It prints photos reasonably fast, and it supports most photo paper sizes.

Pros
  • Excellent color accuracy.
  • Good photo printing quality.
Cons
  • Sub-par cost-per-print.
  • 6.8 Family
  • 3.7 Small/Home Office
  • 5.3 Student
  • 4.7 Black & White
  • 7.7 Casual Photo
  1. Updated Feb 08, 2021: Fixed error that listed Display Screen overall score as N/A. This score was changed to 0.
  2. Updated Dec 04, 2020: Review published.
  3. Updated Nov 26, 2020: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
6.5
Design
Build & Design Quality

The HP ENVY Pro 6475 has an okay build and design. It's made entirely out of solid plastic and feels well-built overall. The power cord is removable and replaceable should it get damaged. Paper jams and ink cartridges are easy to access, but the printer needs to be on to change the cartridges. The input tray is on the smaller side and isn't removable, and the scanner's lid can't extend for scanning thicker items. Lastly, the cartridge bay's lid can slam down hard if you don't lower it gently.

Design
Dimensions
Height 6.7" (17.0 cm)
Width 17.0" (43.3 cm)
Depth 14.1" (35.9 cm)
Weight
14.0 lbs (6.3 kg)

The HP ENVY 6475 is relatively compact, almost identical in size to the HP ENVY Pro 6455.

0
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen No
Display Screen Size
N/A
Touchscreen No

The HP ENVY Pro 6475 doesn't have a display screen. Instead, there are touch-sensitive icons that light up to show the various functions, and it also indicates the number of copies during a print job. Also, there's a light above the output tray that changes color to show the printer's status.

Design
In The Box

  • Power cord
  • User guide
  • 1x HP 67 Black ink cartridge
  • 1x HP 67 Tri-Color ink cartridge

2.2
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
No
Number Of Color Cartridges
1
Black Cartridge Model
HP 67 Black
Tested Black Page Yield
5.62 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
106 prints
Color Cartridge Model
HP 67 Tri-Color
Tested Color Page Yield
2.55 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
63 prints
Third Party Cartridge
No
High Yield Cartridge
XL
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

The HP ENVY Pro 6475 has a terrible cartridge system. It yields a small number of black and color pages, making it more suitable for those who only print occasionally. However, there are higher-yield ink cartridges available if you want to increase the yield.

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 ENVY Pro 6475 has good scanning features. It has a flatbed for scanning more fragile items, but the lid's hinges don't extend to accommodate thicker items like books. The automatic document feeder can't perform double-sided scans, so you have to manually flip over the pages to scan both sides of a document, which can be time-consuming.

Printing
5.3
Printing
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
15.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
16.99 US$
Black Only Printing
0.151 US$/print
Color Printing
0.27 US$/print
Photo Printing
0.739 US$/print
Ink Subscription
Optional

The HP ENVY Pro 6475's cost-per-print is disappointing. While the ink cartridges are relatively cheap, you have to replace them often due to their low yield, making both black and color printing significantly more expensive over time if you print a lot. That said, this printer is sold as a bundle that includes a two-year subscription to HP's Instant Ink, a service that delivers ink to you when you run low. It might be a good deal if you can make full use of the service, as it keeps added expenses minimal during the first two years of ownership.

Even if you print only in black, most inkjet models continue using the color cartridge for servicing tasks, so you'll likely still need to replace it eventually.

5.8
Printing
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
6 PPM
Color Document
3 PPM
Photo Printing Time
63.0 s
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
15.0 s
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
100 pages

The printing speed is sub-par. It takes a while to get the first page of a document out, and it doesn't really get much faster for subsequent pages. It takes even longer to print color pages, but photo printing speed is okay, similar to the HP ENVY Pro 6455. It only has one input tray with a 100-sheet capacity or 10 envelopes, and the feeder can hold up to 35 sheets of paper. The output tray can hold up to 25 sheets.

8.7
Printing
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
7.77

The HP ENVY Pro 6475 has excellent color accuracy; however, most colors are somewhat inaccurate, especially greens and blues. It should be fine if you want to add some colors to a document or chart, but it might not be good enough for professionals that require perfect accuracy.

7.8
Printing
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
Yes

The HP ENVY Pro 6475 has good photo printing quality. Printed photos are reasonably detailed, and colors look good overall. However, there's some banding in the grayscale.

These results are based 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") No
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 Pro 6475 supports paper sizes up to the standard letter 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 ENVY Pro 6475 has decent connectivity options. It supports both wired and wireless connections, including direct printing through AirPrint and Mopria. Unfortunately, it lacks an Ethernet port and support for external storage devices like USB drives.

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

The HP Smart mobile app is decent. It lets you print, make copies, and scan using your smartphone's camera. You can also perform maintenance tasks like check ink levels, cleaning and aligning printheads, as well as order replacement ink and other supplies.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the HP ENVY Pro 6475 all-in-one, which is part of the ENVY Pro 6400 series. It's essentially a variant of the HP ENVY Pro 6455 with some minor differences, and it's sold as a bundle that includes two years of subscription to HP's Instant Ink service. The model number changes slightly depending on the region, retailer, and whether it includes an instant ink subscription trial period. You can see some of them in the table below.

Model Color Notes 
ENVY Pro 6420 White Europe - Includes a 3-month instant ink subscription
ENVY Pro 6422 White Europe 
ENVY Pro 6430 White Europe - Includes a 4-month instant ink subscription
ENVY Pro 6432 White  Europe
ENVY Pro 6452 White Costco/Walmart 
ENVY Pro 6455 White  
ENVY Pro 6458 White Costco/Sam's Club 
ENVY Pro 6475 Black & White Includes 2 years of instant ink subscription

You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Printers

The HP ENVY Pro 6475 is an okay all-in-one home printer. It has good photo printing quality and a scanner that should meet the needs of most families. However, its low page yield leads to more frequent replacement of the ink cartridges, costing you significantly more in the long run if you print a lot. There are much better options at this price range, especially if you don't think you'll make full use of the two-year ink subscription. For more options, check out our recommendations for the best inkjet printers, the best all-in-one printers, and the best home printers.

HP ENVY Pro 6455

The HP ENVY Pro 6475 and the HP ENVY Pro 6455 are almost identical. The main differences are their color and the fact that the 6475 comes with two years of subscription to HP's Instant Ink service. 

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 and the HP ENVY Pro 6475 are all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the OfficeJet performs much better overall. The 9015 has significantly better page yields, a much lower cost-per-print, a much faster printing speed, and can print on legal-size paper. Its automatic document feeder can duplex scan, it can fax, and it has an Ethernet port and can print directly from USB flash drives. On the other hand, the ENVY is for printing photos, and it produces significantly more accurate colors, but it prints photos with worse quality.

Brother MFC-J895DW

Overall, the Brother MFC-J895DW is much better than the HP ENVY Pro 6475. The Brother has more connectivity options, a better mobile app, and a much higher page yield. The HP has significantly better color accuracy and comes with a two-year subscription to HP's Instant Ink service.

Epson Expression Premium XP-6100

The Epson Expression Premium XP-6100 is a bit better than the HP ENVY Pro 6475. The Epson has a display screen, more connectivity options, and a better mobile app. It also has a higher page yield, making its cost-per-print lower over time. However, the HP has an automatic document feeder, better color accuracy, and better photo printing quality.

HP ENVY Photo 7855

The HP ENVY Photo 7855 is much better than the HP ENVY Pro 6475 for most uses. The 7855 has a display screen, better photo printing quality, and its wider connectivity options include an Ethernet port and Bluetooth support that the 6475 doesn't have. It also has a higher page yield that leads to a lower cost-per-print, and it prints faster. Comparatively, the 6475 feels better built, and the input trays don't feel as flimsy as the 7855's.

Canon PIXMA TR8520

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 is much better than the HP ENVY Pro 6475. The Canon has external storage support, a better mobile app, and better photo printing quality. It also has a display screen, faster printing speed, and a higher page yield that leads to a lower cost-per-print. However, the HP has better color accuracy, and it comes with two years of ink delivery service.

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