HP Tango multifunction printer – test & review
Connected via wifi, the HP Tango allows you to print, scan and photocopy from your smartphone. The included HP Smart app allows you to order ink directly when the level gets low. You can take a photo and print it instantly, wherever you are. The HP Tango and the application allow you to scan the documents you take a photo into PDF format, but also to photocopy them. While ensuring quality prints (photos and documents) , it remains economical.
Ideal for the home, the HP Tango is very connected , maybe even too much because it allows you to scan and photocopy only via your connected devices. If you love new technologies and are very connected, this printer is for you. If you prefer a classic multifunction printer with an integrated scanner, it is better to give preference to another model.
An ultra-connected 3-in-1 printer , the HP Tango offers printing, scanning and photocopying from your smartphone and other connected devices. It is connected via the Cloud to allow you to scan documents to your mailbox, the printer is fully adjustable via your smartphone.
- Ultra connected
- Nice picture quality
- Manual Duplex
- Scan/copy only via smartphone
Who is the HP Tango printer for?
It is mainly aimed at individuals who want a connected printer for the home, and who want to be able to print, photocopy and scan easily from connected devices with very good quality .
Print / Copy / Scan
The HP tango can print on several media such as photo paper, cards, envelopes, labels etc. It offers to print up to 1200 x 1200 dpi for black and white prints, and with a resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi for color prints. Print speed is 11 pages per minute (ppm) in black and white and 8 ppm in color. The printer offers a draft mode for previewing printouts on paper. Prints on 10 x 15 cm photo paper take approximately 37 seconds to come out.
The HP Smart app will make it easier for you to print from your smartphone. It is also she who offers to photocopy and scan, you can, thanks to this application, photocopy a document, receipt that you have just taken a picture of, the same for the scanner, you can take a picture and scan it to your computer from the application.
This application allows you to manage the printer remotely , but also to customize its options, for example, you can create shortcuts to speed up the execution of repetitive tasks. The application is obviously available on all your connected devices.
The small paper tray can handle a variety of media (plain paper, photo paper), including different types of HP paper (HP photo paper, HP brochure or professional paper, etc.). The printer accepts the following formats:
A4, B5, A6, DL Envelope plus all custom sizes from 7.6 x 12.7 up to 21.6 x 35.6 cm
The HP Tango is fully Wi-Fi connected and manageable from your phone using the HP Smart app.
The HP Tango is compatible with HP Instant Ink which offers a clear monthly plan to allow you to print photos for free . When you subscribe to this service, HP detects when one of the cartridges is almost empty and automatically sends you a replacement.
Feed: Input voltage 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/-3 Hz),
Power supply type: Internal
Power consumption: 100VAC/60Hz, (Wi-Fi connection only), 2.6350 watts (ready) 1.3433 watts (sleep) 0.0499 watts (off)
230VAC/50Hz (Wi-Fi connection only), 2.7324 watts (ready), 1.4632 watts (sleep), 0.0971 watts (off)
Standard ink cartridges :
Black -----T6N02AE HP 303--- 200 pages
Color -----T6N01AE HP 303--- 165 pages
XL ink cartridges :
Black -----T6N04AE HP 303XL--- 600 pages
Color -----T6N03AE HP 303XL ---415 pages
*Only genuine HP cartridges are compatible with this printer
Pros of HP Tango
- Ultra connected: The HP tango is fully networked and you can do everything from your phone: print, scan, copy, customize the printer and its functions, and check ink levels.
- Nice picture quality: In addition to offering the possibility of printing on photo paper, the renderings are of very good quality.
- Space-saving: The dimensions of 37.7 x 20.6 x 9.1 cm and the weight of 3 kg make the printer really compact or even transportable.
Cons Of HP Tango
- Manual Duplex: Unfortunately, printing is not done on both sides automatically.
- Copy scan only on phone: Since the printer is ultra-connected, it is not possible to scan or photocopy directly from the printer, however if you wish to photocopy or scan you can simply take a photo of the page and then photocopy/scan it via your HP Smart application.
Conclusion – our opinion on the HP Tango
Overall rating of 4.1 / 5
In short, the HP Tango is really easy to use and offers quality prints, whether photos or administrative documents. The printer is very connected and can be operated entirely from your smartphone, so if you love new technologies, this printer is for you. In case you prefer a regular printer like the Canon PIXMA TS5050 or the EXPRESSION HOME XP-2100 , which are capable and also wifi connected if you want to print via your phone.
Ideal for students or for the home who want a small printer connected and functional every day.