HP LaserJet Pro M252dw Review

Editor rating

4.1/5 on 25/03/2016

User's rating

517 reviews


  • The printer is fast.
  • High-quality prints.
  • Duplex (two sided) printing.
  • Wireless, NFC and direct mobile printing.


  • Small paper tray.
  • No Auto document feeder.
  • Don't scan, copy and fax.


The HP LaserJet Pro M252dw is not an all in one printer but printing speed and quality is pretty good. Duplex printing, wireless connectivity, direct mobile printing, NFC and other such features make it a good printer choice.

The HP LaserJet Pro M252dw is a great color laser printer which is designed to deliver high-quality prints at the rate up to 19 ppm color as well as black and white prints.

With the multiple connectivity options from wired to wireless, this printer suits best for anyone looking for high-quality prints at the affordable price. The quality of prints is so vibrant and crisp that it can be suitable for either office or home needs.

Along with the quality and speed, the HP LaserJet Pro M252dw comes power-packed with many other features which make this printer even more worthy. Some of these features include duplex printing which allows you to print on both sides of the paper, 3″ color touchscreen display for intuitive navigation, direct mobile printing capability and more!
HP LaserJet Pro M252dw Review

Key Features of HP LaserJet Pro M252dw

1. Design and Layout:

The  HP LaserJet Pro M252dw is a good-looking desk-friendly printer which weighs about 27 pounds and dimensions of the product scales around 16.4 x 15.4 x 9.3 inches. It has a fancy 3.0″ color touchscreen display on the top of the printer which helps users navigate through the options easily.

2. Print Speed and Quality:

The printing speed is the strength of the printer. It prints color and black and white prints up to the rate of 19ppm. Printing quality is also pretty high. The printing quality for both black and white and color prints is up to 600 x 600 dpi. The  HP LaserJet Pro M252dw seems to be meeting the basic user requirements of good quality and high-speed prints.

3. Connectivity:

The HP LaserJet Pro M252dw offers multiple connectivity options. With this printer, you can print wirelessly from the built-in wireless on an existing wireless network. Besides that, you can also print connecting printing devices to PCs securely with built-in ethernet ports.

Moreover, HP LaserJet Pro M252dw also offers direct printing from mobile along with the NFC touch-to-print. Host USB, and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port are some other connectivity standards of the HP LaserJet Pro M252dw.

4. Paper Handling

The paper handling of this HP LaserJet Pro is printer is good. It can handle versatile paper and media sizes. The paper sizes supported by the HP LaserJet Pro M252dw are A4, A5(L), A5(P), A6, B5, B6, 16k, 10 x 15 cm, Post Cards (JIS) and Envelopes (DL, C5, B5).

The media sizes supported by this printer are paper, photo paper, envelopes, labels, cards (greeting, index), and transparencies. But the one major drawback we noticed in the HP LaserJet Pro M252dw is the paper tray capacity.

This paper tray size of this printer is 150-sheet input tray which is not standard. This printer could be more wondrous if the paper tray size was high, otherwise, the printer is good enough.

5. Support and Warranty

The brother HL-L2380DW comes with the 1-year limited warranty.

Other Features

  • 3.0″ color Touchscreen Display– The brother HL-L2380DW comes with 3″ color touchscreen display for intuitive navigation of options.
  • Mobile Printing Capability– With brother HL-L2380DW, you can print directly from your mobile phone or other similar devices.
  • NFC touch to print– This printer is enabled with NFC(Near field connectivity) touch to print feature. Means you can print from your NFC-enabled devices walking up, securely without having to be right in front your computer.
  • Duplex Printing- The brother HL-L2380DW is featured with automatic duplex printing, allowing you to print on both sides of the paper automatically.
  • Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology- The printer has an advanced technology of turning off the printer automatically when it is not in use and its gets auto-turned on when in use.
  • Full-capacity Toner Cartridge Included: The brother HL-L2380DW comes preloaded with full capacity toner. Just buy the printer and start using it without any extra formalities.

Customer Scores and Reviews

The customer score of the brother HL-L2380DW is 4.2 out of 5 stars over 242 customers. Around 66% people rated 5 stars for this printer.

1. High-Quality Prints:

If you go through the Google reviews or search it on Google, you will find the majority of users, who are extremely satisfied with the printing quality of brother HL-L2380DW.  One of the users of the printer said it is worth buying a product and one must buy it if they are willing to have high-quality results.

2. Easy Wireless Connectivity:

A big chunk of the brother HL-L2380DW users confirmed easy wireless connectivity of the printer. Easy set up and user-friendly interface is what makes this printer even more attractive.

3. Fast Speed:

The Brother HL-L2380DW is fast, we have already informed you about it. But, the statements of the reviewers makes much trust and belief. A big part of people said that the printer is very fast and gives very quick results for both black as well as color prints.

4. Noise Free:

Many users of the brother HL-L2380DW claims for it to be quiet and noise free, which is obviously a good feature of this printer. Who on the earth would like to have a loud and noisy printer?


1. No Features of the Scan, Fax and Copy:

The HP LaserJet Pro M252dw is not a multi-function printer. So, you can’t scan, fax or copy with this printer. If your are looking for a multipurpose printer, probably HP LaserJet Pro M252dw is not for you.

In that case, you should be looking for printers like HP Officejet Pro 8620 All-in-One Printer or Brother HL-L2380DW.

2. Small Paper Tray:

The HP LaserJet Pro M252dw comes with 150-sheet input tray which is just half of the Brother Printer MFC-L8850CDW which surely is a major drawback. You just can’t sit back tension-free while printing a large number of documents. You have to fill the paper tray after every 100 printing pages.

3. No Auto Documents Feeder.

We wish this printer could have Auto document feeder. We need to feed the paper manually since it doesn’t come built-in with an ADF. Apart from these minor flaws, the HP LaserJet Pro M252dw is a great choice indeed.

Final Words

The HP LaserJet Pro M252dw is one of the best laser printers in 2016 and suits best to those, who want their printer to print high-quality prints at a fast rate. This printer is good at both! It’s  an affordable and time efficient printer.

With the HP LaserJet Pro M252dw, you can print on both sides of the paper automatically without having to do it manually. The HP LaserJet Pro M252dw offers multiple connectivity options like NFC(near field connectivity), wi-fi direct, wired and wireless printing options.

This might not be a multifunction printer but it surely is a gem when it comes to printing, be sure to select this printer as your best printer in 2016.


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