Conclusion: Brother doesn’t target any of its printers or MFPs for the home or consumer market – the MFC-J870DW we tested is marketed as a device for small businesses. But the same features and functionality that make the MFC-J870DW attractive to a small business – good quality output, fast printing, and economical operation – will also appeal to home users. In fact, because of its relatively small-capacity paper tray, the MFC-J870DW may be more suitable in a home than in an office.
Pros: Attractive price, Compact, Good output quality, Reasonable ink cost
Cons: No automatic duplexing on ADF, Under-saturated photos on plain paper, Small-capacity paper tray, Slow copying
Summary: You can print from your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, etc.) over Wi-Fi using Apple's AirPrint feature, and (another rarity) from NFC (Near Field Communication) phones like the Samsung Galaxy S4, connecting by simply touching the phone to your printer. (PCMag.com tests NFC printing and finds it "impressively easy.") There's a PictBridge port, so you can connect a camera or USB stick and print directly.
Pros: Good-looking printouts and photos, Solid performance (printing, scanning, copying and faxing), Prints wirelessly via Wi-Fi, AirPrint or NFC (Near Field Communication), Auto-duplexing, Great company reputation and two-year warranty
Cons: 100-sheet paper tray isn't for high-volume users
Excerpt: The Brother MFC-J870DW is a small business-oriented MFP with a comprehensive specification. There's a fax machine, direct printing and scanning from its USB port and memory card reader, wired and wireless networking and the ability to print from a smartphone or tablet using NFC. The MFP has a 6.8mm touchscreen and numeric pad which lights up when required.