HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Feb 24, 2021 at 09:33 am
HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e Picture
8.3
Family
8.2
Small/Home Office
8.3
Student
8.3
Black & White
7.6
Casual Photo
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e is a great printer for small businesses or home offices. It's a replacement to the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 and comes with HP+, which includes a two-year warranty and a six-month subscription to HP's Instant Ink service. It has a high page yield, allowing you to print many pages before needing to replace the cartridges, and the cost of printing remains low over time because of that. It has both a sheetfed scanner that supports duplex scanning, so you don't have to manually flip each side of a long document, and a flatbed scanner. The printer has good color accuracy if you want to add a splash of color to your documents, but the photo printing quality is just decent as photos look grainy.

Our Verdict

8.3 Family

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e is great for family use. It has a high page yield whether you're printing in black and white or in color, so the overall cost of buying new cartridges remains low over time. It has both a sheetfed scanner that supports duplex scanning and a flatbed scanner. Also, it has good color accuracy and decent photo printing quality, but photos look grainy.

Pros
  • High page yield.
  • Very low cost-per-print over time.
  • Sheetfed and flatbed scanner.
Cons
  • Photos look grainy.
8.2 Small/Home Office

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e is great for small or home offices. It has a high black page yield, so you won't need to worry about replacing the ink cartridge even after printing many documents. It feels well-built and prints pages fairly fast. It also has a sheetfed scanner with duplex scanning, making it easier to scan double-sided documents. It has great connectivity options, but sadly, you can't print Microsoft Office files from the app.

Pros
  • High page yield.
  • Sheetfed and flatbed scanner.
  • Decent black and white printing speed.
Cons
  • Can't print Microsoft Office files from the dedicated app.
8.3 Student

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e is impressive for students. It has a high page yield, so the cost-per-print over time remains low as you won't need to replace the cartridges often. You can easily connect to it via Wi-Fi, but it doesn't support Bluetooth. It also has a USB port, so you can print files directly from a USB stick.

Pros
  • High page yield.
  • Sheetfed and flatbed scanner.
  • USB port.
Cons
  • Doesn't support Bluetooth.
8.3 Black & White

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e is great for black and white printing. It has a high black page yield and the cost of the black cartridge is fairly low, so the cost of printing won't add up too much over time. It takes a bit of time for the first page to print, but after that, it prints black and white documents fairly quickly.

Pros
  • High page yield.
  • Sheetfed and flatbed scanner.
  • Decent black and white printing speed.
Cons
  • Takes some time for first page to print.
7.6 Casual Photo

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e is good for printing casual photos. It has good color accuracy and photo printing quality is decent, but photos look grainy. It has a high color page yield, so regularly printing photos shouldn't get too costly over time. It also prints photos fast, but it doesn't support 2" x 3" sized paper.

Pros
  • High page yield.
  • Good color accuracy.
Cons
  • Photos look grainy.
  • 8.3 Family
  • 8.2 Small/Home Office
  • 8.3 Student
  • 8.3 Black & White
  • 7.6 Casual Photo

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White/Gray OfficeJet Pro 9015e
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Test Results

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Design
8.0
Design
Build & Design Quality

The build quality is great, as it feels well-built with a solid plastic body. The ink cartridges are held in a moveable cartridge bay that feels a bit sluggish to move, but the lid to the bay feels well-made. Paper jams are easily accessible by moving the cartridge bay. Sadly, the printer needs to be on to replace the ink cartridges.

Design
Dimensions
Height 11.0" (28.0 cm)
Width 17.3" (44.0 cm)
Depth 14.8" (37.5 cm)
Weight
21.1 lbs (9.6 kg)

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e is on the bulky side, but should still fit on most home desks.

8.0
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
2.7" (6.8 cm)
Touchscreen Yes

The HP 9015e has a great display screen. It has a responsive touch display, the menu is easy to navigate, and there's audible feedback. There are also virtual navigation buttons on the bottom when the screen is on. You can tilt the screen to make it easier to see when standing as well.

Design
In The Box

  • User manual
  • Starter cartridges
    • 1x HP 962 Black
    • 1x HP 962 Cyan
    • 1x HP 962 Magenta
    • 1x HP 962 Yellow
  • Power cable

8.0
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
No
Number Of Color Cartridges
3
Black Cartridge Model
HP 962 Black
Tested Black Page Yield
60 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
1,140 prints
Color Cartridge Model
HP 962 C/M/Y
Tested Color Page Yield
32 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
733 prints
Third Party Cartridge
No
High Yield Cartridge
XL
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

The HP 9015e has a great cartridge system. Whether you're printing in black and white or color, it prints a great number of pages before running out of ink. It yields fewer black pages than the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015, but more color pages. There are also high-yield cartridges you can purchase.

9.9
Design
Scanner
Scanner
Yes
Scan Flatbed
Yes
Scan Sheetfed
Yes
Automatic Document Feeder
Yes
Duplex Scanning
Yes
Scan Resolution
1,200 DPI
Scan Color Depth
24 Bit
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Fax
Yes
Copy
Yes

The HP 9015e has incredible scanning features. It has a high-resolution flatbed and an automatic document feeder that supports duplex scanning, meaning you don't have to manually flip double-sided documents.

Printing
9.1
Printing
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
32.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
63.99 US$
Black Only Printing
0.029 US$/print
Color Printing
0.087 US$/print
Photo Printing
0.222 US$/print
Ink Subscription
Optional

The HP 9015e's cost-per-print is incredibly low. With its high page yield, you won't have to replace the cartridges often, and the overall cost of printing remains low over time. This printer comes with a six-month subscription to HP's Instant Ink service, which automatically mails new cartridges when you run out.

Keep in mind that even if you only print in black, most inkjet printers continue using the color cartridge for servicing tasks, so you may still need to replace it eventually.

8.1
Printing
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
16 PPM
Color Document
14 PPM
Photo Printing Time
40.0 s
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
11.1 s
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
250 pages

The HP 9015e's printing speed is great. It prints color pages fast compared to other printers, and it takes a very short time to print a photo. The input tray holds 250 sheets, but there's an HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e variant with a secondary tray that holds 250 more.

7.6
Printing
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
9.40

The HP 9015e's color accuracy is good. It should be fine enough for adding a splash of color to work or school documents, but may not be good enough for those requiring perfect color accuracy.

7.2
Printing
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
Yes

The photo printing quality is decent, but it's not as good as the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015. The colors look fairly vibrant, but the images look grainy, causing details to be lost in the shadows. There's no dedicated photo tray, but you can print on 4"x6" paper by removing the standard paper and adjusting the slider in the input tray to the photo size.

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 9015e supports most common paper formats up to legal size. There's a slider in the input tray to adjust to the paper's size.

Mobile App And Connectivity
9.0
Mobile App And Connectivity
Connectivity
Ethernet
Yes
USB Input To Computer
Yes
Bluetooth
No
Wi-Fi via Router
Yes
Wi-Fi Direct
Yes
External Storage Support
Yes
Apple AirPrint
Yes
Mopria Print Service
Yes

The HP 9015e has outstanding connectivity options. You can connect to it either wirelessly via Wi-Fi or wired with an Ethernet cable. It supports both Apple AirPrint and Mopria Print Service so you can print directly from your phone. There's a USB port so you can print files directly off a USB thumb drive. It supports Bluetooth, but it only works during the initial setup and doesn't work after.

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 app has decent features. You can order new cartridges, scan directly from your phone, and print PDF and JPEG files, but you can't print Microsoft Office, TXT, and HTML files from the app.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e in white, which is the replacement for the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015. It includes a subscription to HP+, which includes a two-year warranty and a six-month trial to the Instant Ink subscription services. You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Printers

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e is a great printer for home offices. It's similar to the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 and the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 with a high page yield and fast printing speed. However, there are cheaper options available with an even higher page yield, such as the Brother MFC-J995DW. Also see our recommendations for the best home printers, the best office printers, and the best inkjet printers.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e is the replacement for the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 and has many of the same features. The 9015e comes with HP+, which includes a subscription to HP's Instant Ink service for six months. The 9015e also feels better-built and has a sturdier scanner lid, and it has a higher color page yield. On the other hand, the 9015 has a slightly higher black page yield and better photo printing quality because photos look grainy on the 9015e.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e and the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e are very similar inkjet printers. They have nearly identical page yields and cost-per-prints and the same connectivity options and scanner features. However, the 9025e holds double the number of paper thanks to its second input tray. It also takes less time to warm up and produce its first page, although not by much. Both models are HP+ printers and come with six months of free ink through the HP Instant Ink service.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e is better than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e. The 9015e has a much higher page yield and a much lower cost-per-print, and it supports printing off a USB thumb drive. Also, it prints faster and can process double-sided scans. The 8025e does have marginally better color accuracy, but not by much.

Brother MFC-J995DW

The Brother MFC-J995DW is better than the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e for most uses. The Brother has a significantly higher page yield, so you won't have to replace the cartridges as often as the HP, and because of this, the cost of printing remains low over time. The Brother also has much better photo printing quality. However, the HP has better color accuracy and is better for home offices because its sheetfed scanner supports duplex scanning, which the Brother doesn't.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9025

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e and the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 are two great printers for home offices with similar features. The 9025 is bigger because it has a secondary input tray that holds an extra 250 pages. However, the 9015e has much better color accuracy, making it a better choice for printing photos. Besides that, they each have a high page yield, low cost-per-print, and print pages fairly fast.

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 and the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e are all-in-one color inkjet printers meant for office use, but the HP is the better printer. The HP has a much better page yield and cost-per-print, warms up faster to print the first page, and prints color documents more quickly. On the other hand, the Epson produces better-quality photos with more accurate colors and prints black-only text documents faster.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8025

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e is much better than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025. The 9015e has a significantly higher page yield, so you won't have to worry about changing your cartridges for a while. This also means that the cost of printing remains low over time. The 9015e also prints pages faster, has a USB port so you can print off a USB thumb drive, and the sheetfed scanner supports duplex scanning.

HP ENVY 6455e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e and the HP ENVY 6455e are inkjet printers designed for different uses. The 9015e is designed for office use since it has an automatic document feeder with a duplex scanning feature, a much faster printing speed, a fax feature, and an Ethernet port. On the other hand, the 6455e is for home use, so it lacks the features the 9015e has. It has a better color accuracy, decent photo printing quality, and cartridges cost cheaper, but its very low page yield results in a high cost-per-print.

HP LaserJet MFP M234sdwe

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e and the HP LaserJet MFP M234sdwe are small office printers, but the 9015e is a color inkjet, and the M234sdwe is a monochrome laser. The 9015e is overall a better choice thanks to its color printing capability, ADF, duplex scanning feature, and higher flatbed scanner resolution. It also prints much faster than the M234sdwe and holds more paper in its input tray. However, the M234sdwe yields more black pages and has a slightly lower cost-per-print, so it may be a better choice if you only need to print monochrome documents and don't want to replace the cartridge as often.

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