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HP Envy 4500 vs 4520: Which Wireless All-in-One Color Photo Printer is Better?

HP has an excellent range of printers for both the home and office use. Today, they come at excellent prices, so it only makes sense that we have one in case we need to work from home or if we are studying.

Today, we will be looking at the HP Envy 4500 vs 4520. Our comparison will include its specifications, functions, and abilities. After a comparison chart for quick viewing, we will add some pros and cons before deciding which is the better printer.

HP Envy 4500 vs 4520

Let’s start with how the HP Envy 4500 and the HP Envy 4520 are similar.

HP Envy 4500 vs 4520 – Similarities

Quick Glance

We have put all of the information into a comparison chart so that you can quickly review the HP Envy 4500 and the HP Envy 4520.

Name
HP Envy 4500 e-All-in-One Printer
HP Envy 4520 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing,HP Instant Ink or Amazon Dash replenishment ready (F0V69A)
Image
HP Envy 4500 e-All-in-One Printer
HP Envy 4520 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing,HP Instant Ink or Amazon Dash replenishment ready (F0V69A)
Size
13.17 x 17.52 x 5.04 inches
14.5 x 17.52 x 5.04 inches
Weight
12.32lbs
11.93lbs
Printer Type
Color Inkjet
Color Inkjet
Functions
Print, Copy, Scan, Photoprint
Print, Copy, Scan, Photoprint
Wireless Printing
Yes; mobile, tablet, laptop, HP ePrint, AirPrint
Yes; mobile, tablet, laptop, HP ePrint, AirPrint
Compatible with Alexa
/
LCD Touchscreen Display
2.0 inches
2.2 inches
Printing Speed Black
8.8 ppm
9.5 ppm
Printing Speed Color
5.2 ppm
6.8 ppm
Scan Resolution
1200ppi
/
2-Sided Printing
Borderless Printing
Scan to Email
Paper Sizes
Letter, legal, 3 x 5”, 4 x 6”, 5 x 7”, 8 x 10”, Noº 10 envelope
Letter, legal, 3 x 5”, 4 x 6”, 5 x 7”, 8 x 10”, Noº 10 envelope
Paper Tray Capacity
Input 100 sheets/ Output 30 sheets
Input 100 sheets/ Output 25 sheets
Warranty
1-year limited hardware
1-year limited hardware
Name
HP Envy 4500 e-All-in-One Printer
Image
HP Envy 4500 e-All-in-One Printer
Size
13.17 x 17.52 x 5.04 inches
Weight
12.32lbs
Printer Type
Color Inkjet
Functions
Print, Copy, Scan, Photoprint
Wireless Printing
Yes; mobile, tablet, laptop, HP ePrint, AirPrint
Compatible with Alexa
/
LCD Touchscreen Display
2.0 inches
Printing Speed Black
8.8 ppm
Printing Speed Color
5.2 ppm
Scan Resolution
1200ppi
2-Sided Printing
Borderless Printing
Scan to Email
Paper Sizes
Letter, legal, 3 x 5”, 4 x 6”, 5 x 7”, 8 x 10”, Noº 10 envelope
Paper Tray Capacity
Input 100 sheets/ Output 30 sheets
Warranty
1-year limited hardware
Name
HP Envy 4520 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing,HP Instant Ink or Amazon Dash replenishment ready (F0V69A)
Image
HP Envy 4520 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing,HP Instant Ink or Amazon Dash replenishment ready (F0V69A)
Size
14.5 x 17.52 x 5.04 inches
Weight
11.93lbs
Printer Type
Color Inkjet
Functions
Print, Copy, Scan, Photoprint
Wireless Printing
Yes; mobile, tablet, laptop, HP ePrint, AirPrint
Compatible with Alexa
LCD Touchscreen Display
2.2 inches
Printing Speed Black
9.5 ppm
Printing Speed Color
6.8 ppm
Scan Resolution
/
2-Sided Printing
Borderless Printing
Scan to Email
Paper Sizes
Letter, legal, 3 x 5”, 4 x 6”, 5 x 7”, 8 x 10”, Noº 10 envelope
Paper Tray Capacity
Input 100 sheets/ Output 25 sheets
Warranty
1-year limited hardware

Printer Type

The HP Envy 4500 and the HP Envy 4520 are all-in-one color inkjet printers. They can print, photoprint, copy, scan, and scan to email.

Connectivity

They are wireless printers and you can print from your smartphone, laptop, or tablet to the HP Envy 4500 and the HP Envy 4520. You can download the HP ePrint app or use AirPrint with Apple devices. The HP Envy 4520 has the added advantage of being compatible with Alexa. You can also connect with a USB cable, which is sold separately.

Additional Printing Functions

In order to save paper and help out the environment, the HP Envy 4500 and the HP Envy 4520 will print two-sided. You can also select borderless printing, a particular benefit for printing photos.

HP Envy 4520 comparison

Paper Sizes

With regards to photos, you can print 3 x 5”, 4 x 6” 5 x 7”, and 8 x 10”. The HP Envy 4500 and the HP Envy 4520 will print legal, letter, and Noº 10 envelopes.

Ink Cartridges

In the box of the HP Envy 4500 and the HP Envy 4520, you will find a black and tricolor starter cartridge. They are also compatible with HP’s high-yield ink cartridges. You can sign up to either HP Instant Ink where you only pay for the pages you use, or to Amazon Dash, which will automatically send the ink cartridges you need when they get low.

Warranty

You will receive a one-year limited hardware warranty with both the HP Envy 4500 and the HP Envy 4520.

Now, we will turn our attention to what makes the HP Envy 4500 and the HP Envy 4520 different.

Differences Between HP Envy 4500 and 4520

Appearance

HP Envy 4520 review

Looking at them side by side, you wouldn’t notice much of a difference, however, they aren’t quite the same in size or weight.

HP Envy 4500

This printer weighs 13.17 x 17.52 x 5.04 inches. It weighs 12.32 pounds.

HP Envy 4520

Though just a little larger at 14.5 x 17.52 x 5.04 inches, it weighs a fraction less at 11.93 pounds.

The Winner Is- A Tie

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Touchscreen

HP Envy 4500 Review

The touchscreen will let you select various printing options and guide you through the wireless setup.

HP Envy 4500

The touchscreen is 2.0 inches and high resolution.

HP Envy 4520

It doesn’t seem like a lot, but this high-resolution touchscreen is 2.2 inches.

The Winner Is- The HP Envy 4520

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Printing Speeds

HP Envy 4500 Comparison

Printing speeds are measured by pages per minute or ppm.

HP Envy 4500

When printing black pages, the speed is 8.8 ppm, color pages are 5.2 ppm.

HP Envy 4520

Again, the difference isn’t massive but particularly with larger print jobs, you will notice a difference. Black copies are 9.5 ppm and color are 6.8 ppm.

The Winner Is- The HP Envy 4520

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Pros and Cons

Before you decide on the overall winner, the following pros and cons will give us a better all-round picture of the HP Envy 4500 and the HP Envy 4520.

HP Envy 4500

HP Envy 4500

Pros:

  • The on-screen prompts make setting the printer up very easy
  • Very good value for money
  • Overall, it’s quite reliable

Cons:

  • It consumes a significant amount of ink

HP Envy 4520

HP Envy 4520

Pros:

  • Good quality prints
  • The nice overall design and it looks smart
  • Good connectivity with a range of devices

Cons:

  • Some annoying software issues

Video Comparison

HP Envy 4500

HP Envy 4520

The Final Verdict

There were a couple of things we liked about the HP Envy 4500, mainly the slightly smaller size and the larger output tray. But this wasn’t enough to make it the better printer. On the other hand, the HP Envy 4520 had faster printing speeds, and in the end, it was noticeable. Really, when you take away all the fancy functions of a printer, you mainly want it to print quickly.

The other important thing is that you do not want issues with connectivity or dropping the connection when you need it. We tested the HP Envy 4520 with Apple and Windows devices and had no problems with either the initial setup or while we are using it. It had just the right paper options and it was easy to get the right-sized photos. Alexa wasn’t what made the decision, but it was a very nice feature if you already have it. The HP Envy had and did everything we expected and for a great price.


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