Review: HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One | Price and Features

HP has updated its home all-purpose printer and it is named as HP Photosmart 5520. It has added a duplex print engine and has improved the wireless printing technology in the latest HP Photosmart 5520. It is smaller in size and has a useful set of features and an impressive speed.


The new HP Photosmart 5520 has a low-profile design and doesn’t requires too much of space. It can easily slip into any corners at your home or workplace. It has cool curved corners which complement its look and it sports a balanced top. It also features a 60mm touchscreen display slightly left to the front of the scanner. Although the screen is small but the buttons are quite sensitive and very easy to handle and it is even comparable to many smartphones. The controls are well designed and very easy to operate and navigate, it doesn’t support multi touch.


Under the touch screen in the left side of the front panel a small flip cover hides a memory card slot which is capable of reading both Memory Stick and SD cards. This feature is quite creative but you have to be precise for using this type of dual card slot. The front panel can be folded to make a feed tray of it but there is no available dust cover for papers. Both photo sheets and plain sheets can be fed to this same tray. A single USB port is present at the back but it is more convenient to set the wireless connection. The ink cartridges can be viewed when the scanner section is lifted thus the cartridges can be changed directly without any difficulties.


The latest HP Photosmart 5520 is clocked at 11 pages per minute in black and white ink and 8 pages per minute while using colours. This is quite an appreciable performance by an all-purpose printer and we can call it a speedy printer. One of the most advanced technologies used in this printer is the duplex print engine. With this technology you don’t have to wait longer for printing between sides.  The HP Photosmart 5520 is capable of printing from Android and iOS devices. It has smart technology and is effortless while printing from other mobile devices.

The quality of the print from HP Photosmart 5520 is worth appreciating and the black print is one of the best. It is perfect in terms of sharpness, density and color brightness. Photo prints are good with high level of shadow details and color variations.

Summing up we can say that HP Photosmart 5520 is worth the money and is faster compared to others considering its price tag. It is easy to operate, quicker, compact and an excellent all-purpose printing device.


HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One is available in HP Store and can be bought at $129.99.

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