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HP OfficeJet 8015e Wireless Color Review

A happy medium of low operating cost with quality document performance makes this printer a good pick for home office use
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HP OfficeJet 8015e Wireless Color Review
Credit: Abriah Wofford
Price:  $160 List
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Manufacturer:   HP
By Lesley Robinson and Benjamin Hickok  ⋅  Mar 1, 2024
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RANKED
#4 of 15
  • Operating Cost - 25% 7.3
  • Text Quality - 25% 7.0
  • Graphics and Photos - 25% 7.5
  • Ease of Use - 15% 7.8
  • Printing Speed - 10% 7.6

Our Verdict

The HP OfficeJet 8015e Wireless Color is a fairly compact inkjet all-in-one printer that excels at document printing over other tasks, which includes scanning and copying. However, unlike some other HP all-in-one models, it lacks a faxing feature. Overall, we found this model to be an excellent choice for those seeking a budget-friendly printer that consistently delivers document printing performance, but can also perform a variety of other home office tasks, has relatively low operating costs, handles tasks swiftly, and is easy to use. This unit also has a more modest upfront cost compared to other top-ranked home printers, making it a great value across the board.
REASONS TO BUY
Multiple connectivity options
Straightforward interface
Acceptable performance across all metrics
REASONS TO AVOID
Large footprint
Only one paper tray
Requires HP ink

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Bottom Line A good document printer for home office useA great budget-friendly printer that performs well in every metric and excels at affordable, high quality photo printingFast black and white printing, reasonable operating costs, and solid performance make this a great choice for a homes and small officesPrint fast documents with this affordable model, but don't expect much from graphic and photo printingA fast, monochrome laser printer with a small footprint, but limited in connectivity options
Rating Categories HP OfficeJet 8015e... Epson Workforce Pro... Brother Monochrome... Brother HL-L2370DW Brother HL-L2300D
Operating Cost (25%)
7.3
7.6
8.1
8.1
8.4
Text Quality (25%)
7.0
7.5
8.8
8.8
7.8
Graphics and Photos (25%)
7.5
6.3
3.5
3.1
2.5
Ease of Use (15%)
7.8
7.3
6.4
6.6
6.2
Printing Speed (10%)
7.6
6.8
9.9
10.0
9.6
Specs HP OfficeJet 8015e... Epson Workforce Pro... Brother Monochrome... Brother HL-L2370DW Brother HL-L2300D
Type All-in-one inkjet All-in-one inkjet Laser Laser Laser
Capabilities Print, scan, copy Print, scan, copy, fax Print Print Print
Estimated Lifetime Cost of Ownership $646 $634 $434.00 $444 $370
Resolution (Black) 1200 x 1200 dpi 4800 x 1200 dpi 2400 x 600 dpi 2400 x 600 dpi 2400 x 600 dpi
Resolution (Color) 4800 x 1200 dpi 4800 x 1200 dpi Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Supported Paper Sizes Letter; Legal; Government Legal; Executive; Statement; 4 x 6 in; 5 x 7 in; 13 x 18 cm; 8 x 10 in; 10 x 15 cm; L; Photo 2L; Envelope( #10, Monarch, 5.5 bar); Card (4 x 6 in, 5 x 8 in) 3.5 x 5", 4 x 6", 5 x 7", 8 x 10",8.5 x 11", 8.5 x 14", A4, A6, half letter, executive Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6 (tray)
Envelope, Custom Sizes (3.0-8.5" (w), 5.0-14" (l)) (manual feed)
Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6 (tray)
Envelope, Custom Sizes (3.0-8.5" (w), 5.0-14" (l)) (manual feed)
Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6
Measured Dimensions (excludes extensions) 18.1" x 13.4" x 9.2" 14.8" x 13.7" x 9.1" 14.0" x 14.2" x 7.2" 14.0" x 14.2" x 7.2" 14.0" x 14.2" x 7.2"
Measured Weight 18 lb 15.0 lb 15.1 Ib 15.9 lb 15.0 Ib
Paper Handling Input 225 Sheets 250 Sheets 250 Sheets 250 Sheets 250 Sheets
Monthly Duty Cycle 20,000 Pages 5,000 Pages 15,000 Pages 15,000 Pages 10,000 Pages
Auto 2-Sided Printing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ink Cost per Ream: B/W $34.98 $28.56 $18.95 $18.95 $16.66
Ink Cost per Ream: Color $22.21 $23.94 NA NA NA
Claimed Pages Per Minute 24 15 32 36 27
Measured Pages per Minute: Single-Sided B/W 15 24 30 33 25
Connectivity 1 Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n 100Mbps Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, USB 2.0 Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Wi Fi Direct Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Ethernet, 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet, Wi Fi Direct, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 USB 2.0 - no wireless connection
Operating System Compatibility Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7,Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit, Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit (SP1), Windows Server 2012 64-bit, Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit, Windows Server 2016, Chrome OS Windows XP and Windows Vista not supported Windows 10
Windows 8, 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Mac OS X 10.6 — macOS 10.13.x11
Windows 8.1, 8, 7 / Windows 10 Home /
10 Pro / 10 Education / 10 Enterprise
Windows Server 2016 / 2012 R2 / 2012 /
2008 R2 / 2008
Mac OS X v10.10.5, 10.11.x, 10.12.x, 10.13.x
Linux
Windows 8.1, 8, 7 / Windows 10 Home /
10 Pro / 10 Education / 10 Enterprise
Windows Server 2016 / 2012 R2 / 2012 /
2008 R2 / 2008
Mac OS X v10.10.5, 10.11.x, 10.12.x, 10.13.x
Linux
Windows Server 2008 R2
Mac OS X
10.7.x, 10.8.x,
10.9.x Windows XP
Home Edition
Windows XP
Professional

Our Analysis and Test Results

The HP OfficeJet 8015e Wireless Color is a fairly compact all-in-one printer that is an excellent budget-friendly choice for reliable document printing and provides other home office services.

Performance Comparison


This model is a solid choice for all-around good performance and value.
Credit: Matt Lighthart

Text Quality


We subjected the HP OfficeJet 8015e Wireless Color to a number of tests designed to evaluate the overall text quality of prints, as well as the text clarity of each print job.


In our black and white text quality metric, we observed results that were consistent with other HP models. The HP OfficeJet 8015e Wireless Color produces deeper, darker, and truer blacks than other printers, with a few instances of prints looking more bold than the originals due to intense blackness.

We also found the performance was consistent across various prints. In some instances, we observed a little blurriness or fuzziness, specifically in dealing with challenging fonts, but overall, everything was very legible.

hp officejet 8015e wireless color - sharp text is the standard for both black and white text.
Sharp text is the standard for both black and white text.
Credit: Lesley Robinson

Graphics and Photos


The HP OfficeJet 8015e Wireless Color offers some of the most stunning and high-quality graphics and photo printing among all the printers tested. In general, the HP OfficeJet 8015e Wireless Color exhibits a wide range of color and color accuracy, although colors were more accurate for graphic prints than they were for photo prints.


Like we've seen with other HP printers, blues were a little bit over-saturated, as were yellows. The text in graphics is crisp but appears dark gray at times rather than black, mostly when on top of images and color backgrounds.

You can expect high quality text, graphics, and photo prints from this model.
Credit: Matt Lighthart

Black and white high-resolution photos printed using only black ink had an occasional streak in large background gradients, but the details were very crisp in general. Color photo prints have a high level of contrast, making lines and small details appear sharper and more pronounced. These details were especially visible in our test photo of a boat where darker parts of waves and finer boat details were more visible than with other printers.

hp officejet 8015e wireless color - although colors are accurate, the hp photos give off a slightly...
Although colors are accurate, the HP photos give off a slightly washed-out appearance.
Credit: Lesley Robinson

Overall, the HP OfficeJet 8015e Wireless Color demonstrates exceptional photo quality, outperforming other notable printers with its rich and vivid colors, but also the ability to produce some lovely black and white prints.

This model offers respectable graphic and photo printing abilities.
Credit: Matt Lighthart

Operating Cost


The HP OfficeJet 8015e Wireless Color performed favorably in terms of operating expenses compared to the majority of other household printers we've evaluated in our operating cost test metric.


The replacement cost for black ink totals approximately $21, which is good for 300 pages before replenishment, translating to an average of $34.98 for every 500 sheets. This translates to 7 cents per black and white page — a little cheaper than the average printing costs generated from the test group of 7.7 cents.


With regard to color printing, the replacement cost for color ink totals is $13.99, which is good for 315 pages before replenishment, translating to an average of $22.21 for every ream, or 500 sheets. That works out to a very low 4 cents per page, which is less than half of the average per-page color printing cost generated from the entire test suite.


Both monochrome and color printing expenses are below the typical expectations for household and small office printers, making the HP OfficeJet 8015e Wireless Color a good choice for high-quality yet economical printing.

hp officejet 8015e wireless color - you'll benefit from lower long-term costs with the 8015e than you...
You'll benefit from lower long-term costs with the 8015e than you will with most other models tested.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Use


Like many of the HP products we've tested, the HP OfficeJet 8015e Wireless Color makes it quick and easy to go from a printer in a box to processing big jobs.


The setup process for the HP OfficeJet 8015e Wireless Color is straightforward, although our testers experienced what is probably a unique incident. The blue ink cartridge unexpectedly sprayed everywhere upon removing the plastic orange guard over the print head. Despite this issue, the setup process was very smooth. The printer LCD screen guides users through the setup, so you don't need to look through a manual or on a website to get going.

The accompanying app is user-friendly and is compatible with both smartphones and laptops. The support website is straightforward, and live chat support proved helpful in dealing with our incident with the blue ink.

Minor hiccups aside, the ink cartridges on this model are easy to install and replace.
Credit: Matt Lighthart

The HP OfficeJet 8015e is equipped with a power button and three smart buttons that illuminate when active. The 3-inch display screen is easy to see, although it can be a bit finicky, often activating unintended controls because the screen is rather sensitive. The screen angle is adjustable for optimal viewing, and a “shortcut” option allows users to save preferred settings.

Despite being described as compact, the actual size of the HP OfficeJet 8015e Wireless Color doesn't fully align with this classification. We felt it was a little too bulky to be considered “compact”. That said, overall, we were pleased with this model and its ease of setup and operation.

The screen on the 8015e is easy to see and easy to use.
Credit: Matt Lighthart

Printing Speed


The HP OfficeJet 8015e Wireless Color is on the quicker side of the spectrum when it comes to printers we've tested.


In just fifteen seconds, the HP OfficeJet 8015e Wireless Color efficiently handled our two-page text document test. When faced with a more complex task involving a 10-page document containing a mix of text and photos and utilizing duplex printing, the printer completed the task in two minutes and 26 seconds. Additionally, for high-resolution full-page photo prints, the printer performed swiftly, with a turnaround time of two minutes and 31 seconds.

Lastly, the HP OfficeJet 8015e Wireless Color handled our text-only 10-page duplex print in just one minute and ten seconds and performed the task using the simplex setting in 41 seconds. This translates to an impressive printing speed of nine pages per minute for duplex printing and 15 pages per minute for simplex printing. For comparison, the fastest printer we tested performed these tasks at an average of 17 and 33 pages per minute.

hp officejet 8015e wireless color - this model offers decent simplex and duplex printing speeds.
This model offers decent simplex and duplex printing speeds.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Should You Buy the HP OfficeJet 8015e Wireless Color?


Its more modest upfront cost, all-around good performance, and relatively low operating costs make the HP OfficeJet 8015e Wireless Color our top choice for those who are interested in a printer whose main purpose will be document printing and are looking for a good value on a budget.

What Other Printers Should You Consider?


If your printing needs primarily involve text documents and high-quality photo prints aren't a priority, there are other good options available within our test selection. For a reliable document printer that excels in text quality and delivers consistent performance and speed, our top recommendation is the HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw. However, if you are looking for an all-in-one to extend your printing services to copying, faxing, and scanning, then you'll want to take a look at the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw. Although, its premium performance and extra features and functions do come at a premium price.

hp officejet 8015e wireless color - the hp officejet 8015e wireless color is a good choice for a large...
The HP OfficeJet 8015e Wireless Color is a good choice for a large majority of people looking for a capable and economical home printer.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Lesley Robinson and Benjamin Hickok