Updated 31 Jul 2017

Brother

DCP-J4120DW

Snapshot: The Brother DCP-J4120DW connects via WiFi and USB and has a 2.75" display. How well does it print?

DCP-J4120DW
Consumer score
SCORE
Price

$168

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Test results

Overall score
65
Print quality
?/10
Scanning
?/10
Copying
?/10
Energy use
?/10
Networking
?/10

Good points

  • OK printing.
  • OK scanning.
  • Very good energy use.
  • Excellent networking.
  • Comparatively cheap printing costs.
  • Has a setting for automatic double-sided printing.
  • Can connect via WiFi.

But

  • Just OK copying.
  • No faxing capability.

How we test

For non-multifunction printers, our overall score comprises print quality (90%), energy use (5%), and networking (5%).

For multifunction printers, our overall score comprises print quality (63%), scanning (13.5%), copying (13.5%), energy use (5%), and networking (5%).

We don’t retest older printers. To account for their age, each year we alter their overall and individual scores. This can affect whether a printer maintains recommended or worth considering status.

Key data

Model

Price
$168
Type
Inkjet

Running costs

Cost per black page ($)
0.038
Cost per colour page ($)
0.195
Extra ink used
53%

Specifications

Dimensions WxLxH (cm)
48 x 46 x 16
Display size
2.75"

Features

Colour
Yes
Ethernet
No
WiFi
Yes
USB
Yes
Fax
No
Auto duplexing
Yes
Card slots
SD, MS
Number of cartridges
4
Touchscreen
Yes
Page capacity
150
Separate 4x6 photo tray
No
PictBridge
Yes
Can print through email
Yes
Supports Google Cloud Print
Yes