HP Officejet 4630 Tested

The HP Officejet 4630 is designed for the home office. The test examines the extent to which this applies to the multifunction device and what compromises you have to make.

In the home office, the multifunction machine is HP Officejet do 4630 service. As core functions it can print, scan, copy and fax. The device remains compact in design. Nevertheless, it brings some useful points for working at home, but also makes compromises at the same time.

Features – Duplex printing and Wifi Direct

Despite its relatively small dimensions is in the multifunction device HP automatic duplex printing unit installed Officejet 4630th You can not load a maximum of 100 sheets into the paper tray. The automatic document feeder holds up to 35 sheets. The display has HP saved some. A font display in black and white must suffice. In addition toUSB allows the Officejet model driven also by WLAN. Good: In addition to the integration by router, the multifunction device also connects via Wifi Direct. Then it establishes a direct connection. The detour via a router is omitted. The HP ePrint – the in-house service of the manufacturer, extended by HP Connected, is the standard for mobile printing standards. If you are registered there, a mobile print-out is available, and you can monitor the respective multifunction device online. In addition, the device supportsApple AirPrint and the manufacturer’s own apps. A certification for Google Cloud Print, however, lacks.

Consumption and handling

In multifunction device HP Officejet 4630 sit two cartridges with an integrated print head. Even with the XL variants, a mixed picture results in the side price: The black and white side drops with 5.1 cent expensive. On the other hand, the color side still remains within 6.9 cents. Manko: When the switch is activated, our test device still shows 0.2 watts – an unnecessary power consumption. In standby mode, the multi-function device pulls 1.0 watts when connected to the computer via USB. In the WLAN the power supply with 1,8 Watt is slightly above. When it comes to handling, we noticed that the HP Officejet 4630 can not be controlled simultaneously via WLAN and USB. We must choose a connection type. In addition, the number of copies is limited to 20.


Quality in printing, scanning and copying

In the text print, the HP Officejet 4630 produces very fine letters in the test with a good black cover. Unfortunately it exaggerates here however with Graustufengraphics. This causes details to be lost. In color, we get prints in quite dark colors, but still remain bright. The HP model can print borderless. In the photo print, skin tones are warm. In part, the faces are almost too strong sunburned. In scanning, the screen is surprisingly high. The imported originals have a visual redness and are partly light. The latter also hits on color copies. Gentle colors are hardly visible on the copy or have disappeared.Manko: Both in copying and, for example, in duplex printing, the HP Officejet reduces the page content somewhat. So you get the content to the page, but not in the 1: 1 format.

Speed – everything with peace

The HP model can not be hunted at work. In the case of text prints, there is at least some gas on plain paper. This is how we determine 1:03 minutes for 10 text pages. This is a fair value. However, we are waiting with 5:24 minutes to ten color pages from Acrobatquite long. Especially the behavior in scanning: instead of a classic preview, the multifunction device produces a full-fledged scan here and comes in color for a long 21 seconds – just as long as the color scan takes.

Conclusion: work colleagues for not too high throughput

The HP Officejet 4630 is a combiner for the home workplace. However, only when no too high throughput is required. Because otherwise the Kombipatronen themselves in XL variants too expensive in the side price, because you have to replace them too often.The missing switch is unnecessary. You can avoid this by pulling the connector of the multifunction device when you do not need it for a while. Practical are features such as duplex unit for printing, automatic document feed and control via WLAN including the direct variant.


HP Officejet 4630

Quality (40%)


Speed ​​(20%)


Handling (15%)


Features (15%)


Service (10%)


Appreciation / depreciation

0.20 (Apple Airprint, HP ePrint, App, Wifi Direct)

test score

Good (2)

Price-performance ratio

very cheap


HP Officejet 4630 (Rating: 2.80)


USB, WiFi 802.11n, Wifi Direct


Document feeder, flatbed scanner, lettering, duplex printing, borderless printing


HP Photo Creations, HP Update, Help


Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Mac OS

Faxing without PC possible




HP Officejet 4630 (Rating: 4.58)

Print (b / w): 1 page text, quality mode / 10 pages text, normal mode / graphics, normal mode / graphics, quality mode

0:44 / 1:03 / 0:29 / 1:16 minutes

Print (color): 10 pages PDF / A4 photo, normal mode / A4 photo, photo paper / randl. Photo (10 x 15 cm)

5:24 / 0:49 / 2:41 / 1:22 minutes

Scanning: color, text, preview, grayscale

0:21 / 0:09 / 0:21 / 0:09 minutes

Copy (b / w): 5 pages, 1 page

1:39 / 0:33 Minutes

Copy (color): 1 page

0:44 Minutes


HP Officejet 4630

Power consumption: Off / Sleep mode / Operation

0.2 / 1.0 / 15.0 watts

Side cost: black and white / color

5.1 / 6.9 cents per page



HP Officejet 4630

Test category

Multifunction devices

Multifunction device manufacturer


Internet address of HP

our site

Price (suggested retail price)

125 euros

HP’s technical hotline


Manufacturer’s warranty

12 months


HP Officejet 4630

Printing technology / number of printing inks / number of cartridges

Inkjet / 4/2

Driver version: printer / scanner

6.2.9200.20562 /



HP Officejet 4630


Print (b / w): text, quality mode / text, normal mode / graphics, normal mode / graphics, quality mode

Very good / good / good / goodgut

Print (color): PDF, normal mode / A4 photo, normal mode / A4 photo, quality mode / randl. Photo (10 x 15 cm), high quality mode

Good / very good / good / goodgut

Print: Color chart (hits)

10 of 24

Scan: Screen

very sharp

Scanning – hits: colorless / too light / too dark


Scanning – Color Stitch: Red / Green / Blue / Yellow


Scanning: Total impression

very good

Copy (b / w)


Copy (color)



Software: Printer / Scanner

good Good

Transport lock / manual: detailed / German / printed / as PDF

No / yes / yes / yes / no

Control panel / cartridge replacement / colors individually interchangeable / space requirement / processing / paper transport / max. Paper stock

Simple / easy / no / 2448 cm² / good / good / 100 sheets



12 months

Service-Hotline / German-speaking / available (hours) / continuous / accessible via e-mail

01805/652180 / yes / 9.5 / yes / yes

Website / English / Manual download / drivers and firmware / support programs

our site / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes