Comparison: Brother DCP 1616NW VS Samsung SCX -4021S/XIP

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Inkjet printers have become more capable in recent years, the differences between them and lasers have narrowed. But laser printers still offer an advantage with better text quality, the ability to print in higher volumes, greater paper capacity, lower running costs, and faster speeds than inkjets. But as most of you may already know, their relatively high prices and mediocre photo quality have traditionally relegated laser printers to only office settings. However, it looks like the picture is changing. In our Brother DCP 1616NW VS Samsung SCX -4021S/XIP comparison, both the printers come at a mediocre price tag with loads of features and improved printing quality. Both the printers can take care of all your monochrome printing needs, offering high yields and higher efficiencies.

Brother DCP 1616NW VS Samsung SCX -4021S/XIP- Design

Starting with the Brother DCP 1616NW first. The printer is build out of a 38.5 x 34 x 28.3 cm professional construct and comes in marginally smaller build. One can enjoy printing, scanning, Fax and photocopying features with this machine.

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At the front side of the printer, you can notice an Automatic Document Feeder unit located at the top with the control centre positioned on the front. The Page output unit is located under the control panel. There’s a tiny screen fitted on the front side that helps in getting most of the printing tasks done. In case the paper gets jammed, one can also access the toner area just by removing the scanner cover. The area is easy to access and refilling the toner is also not a tough nut to crack. All the instructions with videos are provided by Brother in case you get struck at any moment while printing.

The Brother DCP 1616NW printer looks professional and comes in combination of two colors that looks good for office use.

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In comparison to Brother DCP, the Samsung SCX -4021S looks dull. There’s no ADF section and the printer only sports a Flatbed type sensor. On the right side of the printer, the control section is located along with a similar looking display. The controls are easy to use and the buttons also have a decent size. Standard printer input area is located on the bottom front while the page output unit is located on top of it. The power jack and LAN area are located at the rear at one side and are easy to use.

Brother DCP 1616NW VS Samsung SCX -4021S/XIP- Features and Economy

Features of a LaserJet multifunction printer are very important and shall be critically examined. The Brother DCP 1616NW printer is a Multi-function machine that comes with a 2 Line LCD. The printer offers printing, scanning, copy and fax features along with an Automatic document feeder. The input tray capacity of the printer is 150 sheets, while the output tray capacity is only 50 sheets. The printer sports A4, Letter, Legal, Folio, A5, A5(Long Edge), B5 and Executive paper sizes and can print as fast as 20PPM.

It comes enabled with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity to let the users connect multiple devices for easy print, photocopy and scan jobs from anywhere in your home or office. The printer supports wired networking. The laser printer also sports high-quality Laser Prints that features 2400 x 600 dpi resolution with its HQ1200 technology.

With this DCP-1616NW Multifunction Laser Printer, you can use your Android or iOS smartphone, tablet and more to print various file types as well as scan your documents directly to Android or iOS devices. The printers iPrint and Scan app brings you this facility for letting you print and scan with your portable Android/iOS devices to give you enhanced convenience. Also, there’s built-in Mobile Printing smart feature of this Multifunctional Laser Printer that provides you more flexibility and comfort with your portable print commands.

You can place your multi-page docs into the specified scan input space of the DCP-1616NW Multifunction Laser Printer and stay carefree owing to its Automatic Document Feeder (ADF). It enables automatic photocopying, scanning and faxing of your multi-page docs at blazing-fast speed without any requirement of your surveillance. Further, its MFC’s stack and sort services boost your productivity by providing you easy convenience.

The printer toner is easily available and can be purchased at roughly Rs.1200. After refilling the machine can print around 1000 pages.

In our Brother DCP 1616NW VS Samsung SCX -4021S/XIP comparison, the Samsung SCX -4021S comes with print, scan and copy functionality, offering a lot of flexibility and letting you work with comparatively less barriers. The printer cum copier comes with a host of special features including ID copy, scan to email function, N-up copy and much more. Above all, this multi-task device comes packed with features that are essential for contemporary printing needs.

Samsung’s one touch eco button can conserve energy, toner and paper at the same time. Additionally, easy eco driver software lets you preview the document before print and check its accuracy and quality at the same time. In case you find something missing in the preview, you can easily adjust the setting before taking the final print.

Samsung MobilePrint application is available for both Android and iOS can print directly from a wide range of smartphones, mobile tablets and more. One can also scan images to their devices using the multifunction printer’s scanner. It also works perfectly well with Ethernet.

In terms of efficiency, the printer toner can be purchased, however is available at high price. One can expect the cartridge to print about 2000 pages in one cycle. In our overall comparison of both features and efficiency, the Brother DCP 1616NW turns out to be a better choice in our Brother DCP 1616NW VS Samsung SCX -4021S/XIP comparison.

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Bikram Singh Negi

Bikram Singh Negi

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