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HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Updated Oct 06, 2021 at 02:45 pm
HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 Picture
7.0
Family
6.5
Small/Home Office
7.2
Student
7.0
Black & White
7.0
Photo
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 is a compact, all-in-one inkjet printer with a variety of office-oriented features. There's an automatic document feeder that makes it to digitize or make copies of multi-page documents, while its built-in fax is useful for places like small hospital clinics. It can get a twenty-page monochrome document out in just over a minute and supports automatic duplex printing, useful if you need to get prints jobs done quickly. It's also plenty capable for general use, with a high-resolution flatbed scanner for custom media, and it also prints decent-quality photos. Unfortunately, its black page yield is poor, especially for an office-oriented model, and its ADF doesn't support automatic duplex scanning.

Note that this printer has been replaced by the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e.

Our Verdict

7.0 Family

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 is decent for family use. It has a flatbed scanner with a high scan resolution, which is great for scanning old photos and documents. It has satisfactory color accuracy and prints decent-looking photos; however, there's some banding in gray areas, and it tends to lose fine details. Unfortunately, the black ink cartridge has a low yield and needs replacing often.

Pros
  • Decent-looking photos and color accuracy.
  • High-resolution flatbed scanner.
Cons
  • No duplex scanning.
  • Can't print 2" x 3" size photo paper.
6.5 Small/Home Office

Though the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 is marketed as an all-in-one home office printer, it performs disappointingly for this use. Although the printer feels well-built and has a high-resolution scanner and an ADF, it can't perform duplex scanning, so you have to manually flip the pages if you're scanning double-sided documents. Additionally, it takes a little longer to start printing after going unused for a while, so it's better suited for occasional bulk prints.

Pros
  • Good cost-per-print for black ink documents.
  • Ethernet port for easy connection to your local network.
Cons
  • Poor black page yield.
  • No duplex scanning.
7.2 Student

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 is a decent choice for students. It prints black text documents quickly, useful for assignments like essays, and since the cost-per-print is cheap, it saves you money in the long run. The flatbed scanner lid's hinges raise to accommodate thicker items, useful for scanning textbook pages; however, the hinges feel fragile and may be hard to re-align if over-extended. Its black cartridge has poor page yields though, so you often have to spend time replacing it.

Pros
  • Good cost-per-print for black ink documents.
  • High-resolution flatbed scanner.
Cons
  • Poor black page yield.
  • No duplex scanning.
7.0 Black & White

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 is a decent choice for black and white printing. It prints text documents quickly, although you have to wait a bit for it to start printing after it's gone unused for a while. The cost-per-print is cheap, but it has a poor page yield, so you have to replace the cartridge often. Fortunately, it's compatible with HP 910 XL cartridges for better page yields at a cheaper cost-per-print.

Pros
  • Automatic document feeder.
  • Good cost-per-print for black ink documents.
Cons
  • Poor black page yield.
  • No duplex scanning.
7.0 Photo

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 performs decently for casual photo printing. The color accuracy is satisfactory enough for photos to look relatively accurate to the originals, though it might not be adequate for professionals seeking exact color reproduction. It prints photos relatively quickly, but photos lose some fine details and exhibit banding in gray areas.

Pros
  • Decent-looking photos and color accuracy.
Cons
  • Can't print 2" x 3" size photo paper.
  • 7.0 Family
  • 6.5 Small/Home Office
  • 7.2 Student
  • 7.0 Black & White
  • 7.0 Photo
  1. Updated Mar 28, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated Feb 23, 2021: Remeasured the display screen and adjusted score accordingly.
  3. Updated Jun 08, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.
  4. Updated May 11, 2020: Review published.

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Test Results

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Design
7.5
Design
Build Quality

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025's build quality is good. Its plastic body feels solid and sturdy, and you can easily access paper jams from the top of the printer. Unfortunately, the front paper tray may have some resistance while opening and closing it, and the scanner lid's hinges are fragile and hard to align back if you lift the scanner lid too high.

Design
Dimensions
Height 9.2" (23.3 cm)
Width 18.2" (46.2 cm)
Depth 14.8" (37.5 cm)
Height When In Use
9.1" (23.2 cm)
Width When In Use
18.9" (48.1 cm)
Depth When In Use
21.5" (54.5 cm)
Weight
17.2 lbs (7.8 kg)
6.0
Design
Expected Maintenance
Ink Related Maintenance
Expected
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 has typical maintenance procedures you can expect from an inkjet printer. To combat the risk of print quality deterioration over time, there are a few procedures you can run: printhead cleaning, printhead alignment, and smear cleaning. The printer also displays videos to help guide you through regular maintenance, like changing cartridges or clearing paper jams.

The page yields are mediocre, so you need to replace the cartridges relatively often if you print a lot. You can access the cartridges by opening up the printer's front panel, then lifting the top panel, but the printer needs to be powered on for you to replace them. In case of paper jams, you can access the paper path in the same space as the cartridges, and you can slide the cartridge carriage left or right to get to the jammed paper. The input tray holds 225 plain sheets, so you don't need to refill it very often.

8.0
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
2.7" (6.8 cm)
Touchscreen Yes

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 has a great color touchscreen. Due to its vertical tilt, the screen is easily visible, whether you're sitting or standing. The touch buttons are also responsive and provide audible feedback.

6.0
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
No
Number Of Color Cartridges
3
Black Cartridge Model
HP 910 Black
Tested Black Page Yield
13.52 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
256 prints
Color Cartridge Model
HP 910
Tested Color Page Yield
10.99 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
233 prints
Third Party Cartridge
Not Found At Time Of The Review
Ink Type
Pigment
High Yield Cartridge
Yes

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 has a mediocre cartridge system. The black cartridge runs out of ink quickly and often needs replacing. On the upside, the color cartridges last a bit longer. Fortunately, there are high-yield cartridges available if you prefer to spend more upfront but replace them less often.

7.2
Design
Scanner Features
Scanner
Yes
Scan Flatbed
Yes
Flatbed Extendable Hinges
0.00" (0 mm)
Automatic Document Feeder
Yes
ADF Capacity
35 pages
Scan Speed
4 PPM
Duplex Scanning
No
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Fax
Yes
Copy
Yes
OCR Included
Yes (Software)

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 has decent scanner features. Its flatbed scanner is great for bulky or fragile items like textbooks or old photos, while the feeder is more suitable for paper documents. You can extend the scanner lid's hinges to fit thicker items. However, the lid is prone to coming off its hinges, and it's hard to re-align if it's extended too far. While the flatbed isn't large enough to scan legal documents or tabloid pages, it's more than enough for scanning typical letter-format items. Its automatic document feeder (ADF) makes it easy to scan multiple documents in a row, though it can't perform automatic duplex scanning. The software-based OCR can turn your scans into searchable PDFs, allowing you to easily search up keywords on a computer instead of having you search through your documents yourself.

If you want a printer with an ADF that does support duplex scanning, check out the HP OfficeJet Pro 6978.

9.0
Design
Scanning Resolution And Color Depth
Max Scan Resolution
1,200 DPI
Max Scan Color Depth
24 Bit

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 defaults to a 300 DPI scan resolution, which is more than enough for text documents. You can use the flatbed to scan up to 1200 DPI if you want to capture fine details in photos or diplomas, but keep in mind that it takes longer to scan at a higher resolution.

Design
Printing Size
Letter (8.5" x 11") Yes
Legal (8.5" x 14") Yes
Tabloid (11" x 17") No
A6 (105mm x 148mm) Yes
A5 (148mm x 210mm) Yes
A4 (210mm x 297mm) Yes
Photo (2" x 3") No
Photo (4" x 6") Yes
Photo (5" x 7") Yes
Photo (8" x 10") Yes
Max Paper Weight
280 g/m²
Design
In The Box

  • HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 printer
  • User manual
  • Power cable
  • HP 910 Instant Ink setup cartridges:
    • 1x cyan
    • 1x magenta
    • 1x yellow
    • 1x black

Design
Battery
Advertised Battery Life
N/A
Tested Charging Time
N/A
Document
7.8
Document
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
18.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
34.99 US$
Black Only Printing
0.074 US$/print
Color Printing
0.150 US$/print
Photo Printing
0.398 US$/print
Ink Subscription
Optional

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025's cost-per-print is very good. Its black page yield is poor, leading to more frequent replacements, but since black replacement cartridges are cheap, the cost-per-print is still very cheap overall. The color cartridges have a better page yield but are also more expensive. You can sign up for the HP Instant Ink subscription, which is a service that lets you print a set number of pages per month in exchange for a monthly subscription fee. More expensive tiers let you print more pages. It also automatically sends you replacement cartridges once the printer detects that it's running low on ink. If you'd like a printer with a lower cost-per-print, check out the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3820.

7.6
Document
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
18 PPM
Color Document
6 PPM
Photo Printing Time
53.0 s
Single Page Out Time (Black Only)
12.7 s
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
225 pages

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 prints quickly overall. It produces black text documents quickly, although it takes a lot longer for color prints. It gets out a typical 4" x 6" photo in about a minute, which is about what you'd expect for a typical all-in-one inkjet.

Document
Document Sample
Color Ink Needed for Black & White
No

Even if one of the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025's cartridges runs out of ink, the printer still allows you to print both in black and in color. However, the printer displays a message saying, "Cartridges that are very low may be sufficiently depleted to cause poor print quality."

Photo
7.0
Photo
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
Yes

This printer has decent printing quality. While the colors are vibrant, it lacks fine details, and shadowy areas aren't well-defined. There's also some banding in gray areas. If you're looking for a printer that can print higher-quality photos, check out the Canon PIXMA TS6320.

The scanned images provided above are for reference only, and they look a bit worse than the actual physical photos due to the scanning and uploading process. The score is based on the actual physical photos.

7.1
Photo
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
5.81

The HP 8025's color accuracy is decent enough for most casual uses, although it has trouble accurately reproducing different blue hues. Professionals looking for exact color reproduction may not find this printer suitable. If you want better color accuracy, check out the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e.

6.0
Photo
Color Gamut

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 has a mediocre color gamut. You can't see the zig-zag line in most colors, like in the reds, magentas, light blues, and yellows, so it isn't capable of printing vibrant colors in those hues. Additionally, the printer produces dark greens where there should be bright greens, meaning it tries to compensate for not being able to print certain colors by printing different shades. Blues also have a strong violet tint. It does well overall when producing very dark or very light colors, but blacks have a reddish tint.

Mobile App And Connectivity
8.0
Mobile App And Connectivity
Connectivity
Ethernet
Yes
USB Input To Computer
Yes
Bluetooth
No
Wi-Fi via Router
Yes
Wi-Fi Direct
Yes
External Storage Support
No
Apple AirPrint
Yes
Mopria Print Service
Yes
10
Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App
Mobile App Yes
App Name HP Smart
iOS Yes
Android Yes
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
Android and iOS
PDF
Android and iOS
Microsoft Office Files
iOS Only
Text Files (TXT)
iOS Only
Webpages (HTML)
iOS Only

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 is compatible with the HP Smart app. From the app, you can print a variety of file types, scan from the printer, and manage your HP Instant Ink subscription. However, you can't print Microsoft Office, TXT, and HTML files directly from the Android app.

Mobile App And Connectivity
OS Compatibility
Windows Fully
macOS Fully
Chrome OS Fully

On Windows, you need to install drivers through the HP Smart app if you want to print and scan with the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025. On macOS you can print without manually installing any drivers, but you need to install drivers or the HP Smart app to scan. On Chrome OS, you can scan and print without manually installing any drivers, and you can also use the HP Smart app to gain access to the same compatibility and features as you would on an Android phone.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025, and it has two variants. The OfficeJet Pro 8035 is the same printer, but it comes with a four-month subscription to HP Instant Ink, and it's available in three different colors. The OfficeJet Pro 8028 also comes with an ink subscription, but it's a Costco exclusive. The test results will apply to all variants of this printer.

Note that this printer has been replaced by the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e.

Compared To Other Printers

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 is an all-in-one inkjet. It's slow for an office printer, and it doesn't have duplex scanning like some other options, so you'll need to manually flip over double-sided documents when scanning them or making copies. Unlike the HP OfficeJet Pro 7740, another home office printer, the 8025 has a low page yield, and the cartridges need replacing often.

For other options, check out our recommendations for the best office printers, the best all-in-one printers, and the best printers with cheap ink.

HP ENVY Inspire 7955e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 is better for all uses than the HP ENVY Inspire 7955e. The OfficeJet has better page yields at a much cheaper cost-per-print, and it prints black text documents much faster. Also, the OfficeJet produces much more accurate colors, and it has built-in fax and an Ethernet port. In addition, the ENVY only has a single tri-color cartridge, unlike the OfficeJet printer's three color cartridges, so the OfficeJet uses ink more efficiently.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e replaces the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025. The two models look and perform almost identically, but the 8025e gives you six free months of ink through the HP Instant Ink subscription if you sign up for HP+. Unfortunately, the 8025e prints black text documents noticeably slower.

HP OfficeJet Pro 6978

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 and the HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 are both inkjet printers designed for home office use. They perform very similarly, but the 6978 produces significantly better-looking photos, its ADF can scan double-sided sheets automatically, and it has a USB port in the front that lets you print directly from USB flash drives. On the other hand, the 8025 prints much faster

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e is much better than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025. The 9015e has a significantly higher page yield, so you won't have to worry about changing your cartridges for a while. This also means that the cost of printing remains low over time. The 9015e also prints faster, it has a USB port so you can print directly from a USB thumb drive, and its ADF supports automatic dual-pass duplex scanning.

HP ENVY 6455e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 and the HP ENVY 6455e are inkjet printers designed for different uses. The 8025 is a better choice for small or home office use as it yields many more pages, its cost-per-print is far cheaper, and it prints significantly faster. Also, it has built-in fax, supports Legal-size paper, and produces far more accurate colors. On the other hand, the 6455e has an automatic document feeder like the 8025, which isn't often found on models designed for general home use.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 is a better printer overall than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025. The 9015 yields significantly more pages, it supports duplex scanning, and its cost-per-print is much cheaper. Additionally, the 9015 prints quicker and it produces much better-looking photos.

HP ENVY Photo 7855

The HP ENVY Photo 7855 is better for family and student use, whereas the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 is better for small or home office use. The ENVY produces better-looking photos, its ADF scans much faster, and it can print directly from both SD cards and USB flash drives. On the other hand, the OfficeJet has better page yields, a much cheaper cost-per-print, and a faster print speed for black text documents, and it produces much more accurate and natural-looking colors.

HP OfficeJet Pro 7740

The HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 is a better printer overall compared to the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025. The 7740 can print wide, tabloid-format sheets, it has much higher page yields at a much lower cost-per-print, and it produces higher-quality photos. Additionally, the 7740's flatbed can scan media up to 11" x 17", while its ADF supports single-pass duplex scanning that allows it to scan through a stack of double-sided sheets with ease.

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3820

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3820 are both all-in-one inkjet printers, but the Epson is a better printer overall. The Epson has better page yields at a lower cost-per-print, its ADF scans much faster, and it can print directly from external storage devices.

HP ENVY 6055

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 and the HP ENVY 6055 are all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the 8025 is much better overall. The 8025 has a great touchscreen display, an ADF, faxing capabilities, and an Ethernet port. It supports printing on Legal-size paper, it prints much faster, and it has far superior page yields at a significantly cheaper cost-per-print. On the other hand, the 6055 produces better-looking photos, although its color accuracy is much worse.

HP ENVY Photo 7155

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 is far better for small or home office use compared to the HP ENVY Photo 7155. The 8025 yields more pages at a much cheaper cost-per-print and it prints much faster. Additionally, it has an ADF that makes digitizing documents and making copies much easier, and it has an Ethernet port to connect it easily to your local network. On the other hand, the 7155 prints better-looking photos and it can print files directly from SD cards.

Canon PIXMA TS6420

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 and the Canon PIXMA TS6420 are both all-in-one color inkjets, but the HP is much better for small or home office use. The HP yields far more pages at a cheaper cost-per-print, it prints much faster, and it has an ADF that makes scanning multi-page documents much easier. On the other hand, the Canon is better for photo prints as it produces far superior-quality photos.

HP ENVY Pro 6455

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 and the HP ENVY Pro 6455 are both all-in-one inkjet printers, but the 8025 performs much better overall. The 8025 yields much more pages, its cost-per-print is significantly cheaper, and it prints much faster. Additionally, it has an Ethernet port and built-in fax. On the other hand, the 6455 produces better-looking photos, but it produces much less accurate colors.

Brother HL-L2390DW

The Brother HL-L2390DW and the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 are two very differently designed printers. The Brother is a monochrome laser printer with an excellent toner cartridge system which helps to keep its overall cost-per-print very low. Its print speed is much quicker too, and it has a better companion app. However, the HP is a color inkjet printer, so it has better color accuracy and photo printing quality. It also has an automatic document feeder as well as an Ethernet port.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9025

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is much better than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025. The 9025 has much higher page yields, a significantly lower cost-per-print, and faster printing speeds. Also, the 9025's ADF can scan double-sided sheets automatically, it can print directly off a USB thumb drive, and it produces better-looking photos compared to the 8025.

Brother HL-L2350DW

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 and the Brother HL-L2350DW are printers with very different capabilities. The HP is an all-in-one inkjet with a scanner and color printing ability, whereas the Brother is a monochrome laser printer with no scanner. The HP is a better choice if you're looking to perform color printing or scanning tasks, but if you're only printing black and white text documents, the Brother has far higher page yields, a significantly cheaper cost-per-print, and a much faster printing speed. 

Canon PIXMA TR4520

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 and the Canon PIXMA TR4520 are both all-in-one color inkjets designed for home office use, but the HP performs significantly better overall. The HP feels much sturdier, it yields far more pages at a much cheaper cost-per-print, and it prints much faster. Additionally, the HP has support for Wi-Fi Direct, and since it has three color cartridges as opposed to the Canon's singular tri-color cartridge, the HP uses ink more efficiently. On the other hand, the Canon prints significantly better-looking, better-detailed photos.

Brother MFC-J805DW INKvestment Tank

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 and the Brother MFC-J805DW INKvestment Tank are both all-in-one color inkjet printers. However, the Brother is better for families and students, with a superior cost-per-print and higher page yields. On the other hand, the HP prints more quickly, and it has an Ethernet port.

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 are both all-in-one inkjet printers, but the Epson is much better overall. The Epson's cost-per-print is cheaper, it yields more pages before its cartridges need replacing, and it feels significantly sturdier and better built. Additionally, the Epson prints faster, and its ADF supports automatic duplex scanning.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 and the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e are both all-in-one inkjet printers, but the 9025e is a much better printer overall. The 9025e has much higher page yields, a much cheaper cost-per-print, and it prints color documents significantly faster. Additionally, the 9025e's ADF supports automatic single-pass duplex scanning, it prints better-looking photos, and it can print directly from USB flash drives.

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