Epson is also one of the world’s leaders in the printing industry. In the following article, we have the comparisons between Epson XP 830 vs XP 820. These are affordable printers that you can consider if your current budget is limited, yet you need a printer that can produce good quality photographs. Truth to be told, these printers are not the best choices if text printing is your primary use. However, for photo printing, these are great. So, what is actually the difference between Epson XP 830 and Epson XP 820?
Similar Designs and Specifications
Comparing Epson XP 830 and Epson XP 820 can be confusing at first. The two models are being sold in a similar price range, and they look very identical to each other. They also seem to come with the same technical specifications.
Both Epson XP 830 and Epson XP 820 are all-in-one printers with printing, scanning, copying, and faxing capabilities. They offer very good photo printing quality, but their text printing quality is not as good as some other multi-purpose models on the market. They are slightly slower than Canon TS9020 vs MG7720 with 14 ISO ppm black printing speed and 11 ISO ppm color printing speed. But Epson XP 830 and Epson XP 820 still make viable choices if you need 2-sided printing and faxing functions. Both of the two models are also able to print on CDs and DVDs.
Each of the two printers is equipped with a 4.3-inch color touchscreen for control. The display is sharp and vibrant. It is very convenient to use. In addition, the touchscreen also supports gesture commands, which you can utilize to speed up your works. The memory card slot is very easy to find on the left side of the front panel.Epson XP 830 and Epson XP 820 are both equipped with USB, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi for easy connectivity.
Both printers are quite compact. Each measures 17.2” x 8.1” x 23.5” (W x H x D). The compact size enables you to place the printer quite easily on your desk. Unfortunately, the paper capacity is very small. But you probably don’t need a very big paper capacity anyway for photo printing.
Different Inks, Mopria App
The big difference between Epson XP 830 vs XP 820 is the inks. Each of them works using five inks of black, cyan, magenta, yellow, and photo black, so the difference may not be noticeable right away. However, Epson XP 830 actually works using the 410 ink cartridges, which are newer. Epson XP 820 works using the older 273 ink cartridges.
The second difference between these two printers is that Epson XP 830 is compatible with the Mopria app, whereas Epson XP 820 is not. The Mopria app will allow you to print from your Android device to various compatible printers regardless of the brand. So, by using the Mopria app, there is no need for you to install different apps for different printer brands.
In general, Epson XP 830 is the better choice. The price difference is marginal. But Epson XP 830 is newer. It works with newer ink cartridges, and the Mopria app support is especially useful for people working with different printer brands.