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HP Envy 4520 vs 5055: Which Wireless All-in-One Color Photo Printer is Better?

Having a printer in your home has long been considered a necessity rather than a luxury and an important tool for any workstation. Today, all-in-one printers offer a range of solutions beyond simple printing.

We are going to compare two all-in-one printers from HP, the HP Envy 4520 vs 5055. We will look at their design, functions, and some pros and cons so that we can come to a decision on which one is the best option.

HP Envy 4520 vs 5055

We are going to start with what the HP Envy 4520 and the HP Envy 5055 have in common.

HP Envy 4520 vs 5055 – Similarities

Quick Glance

The comparison chart below will highlight the similarities and the differences between the HP Envy 4520 and the HP Envy 5055.

Name
HP Envy 4520 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing,HP Instant Ink or Amazon Dash replenishment ready (F0V69A)
Our Pick
HP ENVY 5055 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer, HP Instant Ink, Works with Alexa (M2U85A)
Image
HP Envy 4520 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing,HP Instant Ink or Amazon Dash replenishment ready (F0V69A)
HP ENVY 5055 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer, HP Instant Ink, Works with Alexa (M2U85A)
Size
14.5 x 17.52 x 5.04 inches
14.4 x 17.5 x 5 inches
Weight
11.93lbs
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; Dual-band wi-fi, mobile, tablet, laptop, HP ePrint, AirPrint
Compatible with Alexa
LCD Touchscreen Display
2.2 inches
2.2 inches
Printing Speed Black
9.5 ppm
10 ppm
Printing Speed Color
6.8 ppm
7 ppm
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, 4 x 6”, 5 x 7”, 8 x 10, Noº 10 envelope
Paper Tray Capacity
Input 100 sheets/ Output 25 sheets
Input 100 sheets/ Output 25 sheets
What’s Included
Software CD, setup instructions, initial ink cartridges, power cord
Setup instructions, initial ink cartridges, power cord
Warranty
1-year limited hardware
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
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
What’s Included
Software CD, setup instructions, initial ink cartridges, power cord
Warranty
1-year limited hardware
Our Pick
Name
HP ENVY 5055 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer, HP Instant Ink, Works with Alexa (M2U85A)
Image
HP ENVY 5055 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer, HP Instant Ink, Works with Alexa (M2U85A)
Size
14.4 x 17.5 x 5 inches
Weight
11.93lbs
Printer Type
Color Inkjet
Functions
Print, Copy, Scan, Photoprint
Wireless Printing
Yes; Dual-band wi-fi, mobile, tablet, laptop, HP ePrint, AirPrint
Compatible with Alexa
LCD Touchscreen Display
2.2 inches
Printing Speed Black
10 ppm
Printing Speed Color
7 ppm
2-Sided Printing
Borderless Printing
Scan to Email
Paper Sizes
Letter, legal, 4 x 6”, 5 x 7”, 8 x 10, Noº 10 envelope
Paper Tray Capacity
Input 100 sheets/ Output 25 sheets
What’s Included
Setup instructions, initial ink cartridges, power cord
Warranty
1-year limited hardware

Appearance

The HP Envy 4520 and the HP Envy 5055 are almost identical. They both weigh 11.93 pounds. The HP Envy 4520 is 14.5 x 17.52 x 5.04 inches while the HP Envy 5055 is 14.4 x 17.5 x 5 inches. Both are really compact, but we would say that the HP Envy 5055 is slightly sleeker.

HP Envy 4520 review

Functions

You can print, copy, scan, and photo print with the HP Envy 4520 and the HP Envy 5055. You can also scan to email. They are both color inkjet printers.

Touchscreen

To connect to the wi-fi and choose all of our settings, the HP Envy 4520 and the HP Envy 5055 have a 2.2-inch touchscreen that is incredibly easy to navigate.

Paper Sizes

There is a good range of paper sizes with the HP Envy 4520 and the HP Envy 5055. You can print on letter, legal, Noº 10 envelope and for photos, you can print 4 x 6”, 5 x 7” and 8 x 10”. The HP Envy 4520 will also print 3 x 5” photos.

Additional Printing Options

With the HP Envy 4520 and the HP Envy 5055, you can choose borderless printing and double-sided printing to save on paper.

Paper Tray Capacity

The input trays of the HP Envy 4520 and the HP Envy 5055 will hold 100 sheets. The output trays have a 25-sheet capacity.

In the Box

HP Envy 4520 comparison

HP ENVY 5055 Wireless All in one printer

 

Ink Cartridges

The HP Envy 4520 and the HP Envy 5055 require a black ink cartridge and a tricolor ink cartridge. In the box there, are two cartridges (one of each) to get you started. These all-in-one printers are compatible with the high-yield cartridges HP offers.

Warranty

There is a one-year limited hardware warranty with both the HP Envy 4520 and the HP Envy 5055.

Now let’s have a look at a couple of differences between the HP Envy 4520 and the HP Envy 5055.

Differences Between  HP Envy 4520 and HP Envy 5055

Wireless Connection

HP ENVY 5055 Comparison

They are both wireless printers so you can print from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

HP Envy 4520

You will be able to via HP ePrint and AirPrint from your devices. This printer is also compatible with Alexa.

HP Envy 5055

For more reliable connections, this has dual-band wi-fi and Bluetooth. It supports HP’s most advanced app, the HP Smart app so you can print from your social media pages and cloud services. It will also work with Alexa.

The Winner Is- The HP Envy 5055

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Printing Speeds

HP ENVY 5055 printer review

Admittedly, neither of these is the fastest printer but they still match the average speeds.

HP Envy 4520

It will print black pages at 9.5 pages per minute and color at 6.8 pages per minute.

HP Envy 5055

It is a little faster with black pages at 10 pages per minute and 7 pages per minute for color.

The Winner Is- The HP Envy 5055

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Ink Replenishment Services

HP ENVY 5055 review

HP has a couple of services available to save money on ink or replace empty cartridges.

HP Envy 4520

You can sign up for HP Instant Ink where you only pay for the pages your print, or you can sign up for Amazon Dash and cartridges will be automatically sent when your printer runs low.

HP Envy 5055

The only option you have in this case is HP Instant Ink.

The Winner Is- The HP Envy 4520

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Pros and Cons

Finally, we will include some pros and cons of the two HP printers.

HP Envy 4520

HP Envy 4520

 

Pros:

  • The setup is super straightforward
  • Excellent compatibility with various operating systems
  • It works with Siri

Cons:

  • There have been some issues with the software

HP Envy 5055

HP Envy 5055

Pros:

  • The HP Smart App is brilliant
  • Print quality is good
  • It’s nice and quiet

Cons:

  • HP hasn’t made the necessary improvements on the software

Video Comparison

HP Envy 4520

HP Envy 5055

The Final Verdict

We have a clear winner today. The HP Envy 4520 is a good printer, but the HP Envy 5055 is definitely better. It looks smarter with more rounded edges and it fits nicely next on a shelf or a desk. Probably the best difference is the connectivity because it really is more reliable and we felt there was less pause between clicking print and the image coming out of the printer.

The quality of the prints was good, and it was even easy to choose between the different paper settings. With Great technology and an excellent price, we decided that the HP Envy would be a great printer for home use.


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