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HP OfficeJet Pro 8025/8028/8035 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed May 11, 2020 at 11:57 am
HP OfficeJet Pro 8025/8028/8035 Picture
6.9
Family
5.6
Small/Home Office
5.7
Student
5.7
Black & White
7.4
Casual Photo
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 is a compact inkjet printer designed for small businesses or home office use. While its photo printing quality is only decent, its integrated scanner makes it easy to save fragile documents like old family photos. Unfortunately, this printer suffers in its black ink performance: it has an extremely low black ink yield and its cost-to-print is high, making it costly to use and replace this cartridge. On the upside, colored ink performs slightly better.

Our Verdict

6.9 Family

Not bad as a family printer. The OfficeJet Pro 8025 can be used to print off photos for your scrapbook although the images will lack detail. If you want to scan family documents for your genealogy project, the integrated scanner can handle both plain paper documents and more fragile items like old tickets or photos. Your children will also be able to print off school assignments, but the cost-per-print of black ink can get costly as this printer's ink cartridge doesn't yield a lot of ink.

Pros
  • Very good scanning features including an automatic document feeder.
  • Vertical-tilting color touchscreen.
Cons
  • Extremely low black ink yield.
  • Disappointing cost-to-print ratio for black ink.
  • No duplex scanning.
5.6 Small/Home Office

Inadequate for the home or small office. The OfficeJet Pro 8025 has an extremely low black ink yield, making it less than suitable for professionals who print off a lot of text documents, and it can cost you more in the long term. On top of this, it's slow to produce black text documents. However, this printer fares much better when printing colored documents; if you like to add a splash of color to your quarterly reports, it's slightly more cost-efficient. The automatic document feeder is also a nice feature to help streamline your work process, although if you've got double-sided documents, you won't be able to easily scan both sides at the same time as this printer lacks duplex scanning.

Pros
  • Very good scanning features including an automatic document feeder.
  • Vertical-tilting color touchscreen.
Cons
  • Extremely low black ink yield.
  • Disappointing cost-to-print ratio for black ink.
  • No duplex scanning.
5.7 Student

Sub-par for student use. The OfficeJet Pro 8025 is slow to print black-text documents. Students on a budget will also have to change the black ink cartridge frequently if they're printing off essays or assignments as its cartridge will produce a low page yield, making it costly in the long term. However, this printer can add a splash of color to any document and its Wi-Fi connections are great when a physical connection to a router might not be possible, such as in a dorm.

Pros
  • Very good scanning features including an automatic document feeder.
  • Vertical-tilting color touchscreen.
Cons
  • Extremely low black ink yield.
  • Disappointing cost-to-print ratio for black ink.
  • No duplex scanning.
5.7 Black & White

Disappointing for printing black and white documents. The OfficeJet Pro 8025 isn't the quickest printer. It has a low page yield when using black ink and its cost-to-print ratio is rather disappointing; if you have to constantly replace the ink cartridge, it can add up in the long term. However, you can buy high-yield cartridges if you want a little more bang for your buck.

Pros
  • Very good scanning features including an automatic document feeder.
  • Vertical-tilting color touchscreen.
Cons
  • Extremely low black ink yield.
  • Disappointing cost-to-print ratio for black ink.
  • No duplex scanning.
7.4 Casual Photo

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 is decent for casual photos. Its photo printing quality and color accuracy are alright, although finer detail may be hard to spot. That being said, it can print photos in under a minute, which is quite good, and it can print on glossy photo paper.

Pros
  • Very good scanning features including an automatic document feeder.
  • Vertical-tilting color touchscreen.
Cons
  • Extremely low black ink yield.
  • Disappointing cost-to-print ratio for black ink.
  • No duplex scanning.
  • 6.9 Family
  • 5.6 Small/Home Office
  • 5.7 Student
  • 5.7 Black & White
  • 7.4 Casual Photo
  1. Update 6/8/2020: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

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OfficeJet Pro 8025
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OfficeJet Pro 8028
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OfficeJet Pro 8035
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Test Results

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Design
7.5
Design
Build & Design Quality

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 has a good design. Its plastic body is sturdy and there's good access to paper jams from the top of the printer. While the front paper tray isn't easy to open or close, the scanner lid can be lifted slightly to accommodate larger or bulkier items like books. However, the scanner lid can come off its hinges if you lift it too much and expose the wires, making it hard to realign if you want to close the lid. To access the ink cartridges from the top cover, the scanner lid must be closed too. However, the printer doesn't notify you when it's running low on ink, which can be frustrating.

Design
Dimensions
Height 9.2" (23.3 cm)
Width 18.2" (46.2 cm)
Depth 14.8" (37.5 cm)
Weight
17.2 lbs (7.8 kg)

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 is a compact printer, well-suited for small spaces. It's a little tall, though, and its height could be a challenge if stored on a shelf as you might not be able to completely lift up the scanner lid.

8.5
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
3.3" (8.3 cm)
Touchscreen Yes

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 has an excellent color touchscreen. Thanks to its vertical tilt, you'll be able to easily view the screen from most angles. The touch buttons are also responsive and provide audible feedback.

Note that the manufacturer's specs indicate a 6.6cm display screen but this was measured edge to edge. We measure the screen diagonally.

Design
In The Box

  • User manual
  • HP 910 Instant Ink starter cartridges
    • 1x Cyan Instant Ink cartridge
    • 1x Yellow Instant Ink cartridge
    • 1x Magenta Instant Ink cartridge
    • 1x Black Instant Ink cartridge
  • Power cable

5.2
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
No
Number Of Color Cartridges
3
Black Cartridge Model
HP 910 Black
Tested Black Page Yield
6.77 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
128 prints
Color Cartridge Model
HP 910
Tested Color Page Yield
10.99 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
233 prints
Third Party Cartridge
No
High Yield Cartridge
XL
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 has a poor cartridge system. The black cartridge quickly runs out of ink, so if you're using this printer to print off black text documents like essays or forms, you'll have to change this cartridge more often. On the upside, the color cartridges last slightly longer and there are high yield cartridges available that can extend your page yield.

Note: This printer uses Instant Ink, a smart cartridge system designed by HP that monitors your printing habits so that it can send you replacement ink automatically for a monthly fee. While it's optional, if you decide to cancel your subscription while you still have this ink installed, your printer will stop working with your Instant Ink cartridges.

8.1
Design
Scanner
Scanner
Yes
Scan Flatbed
Yes
Scan Sheetfed
Yes
Automatic Document Feeder
Yes
Duplex Scanning
No
Scan Resolution
1200 DPI
Scan Color Depth
24 bit
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Fax
Yes
Copy
Yes

The 8025 has great scanning features. It has a flatbed scanner which is great for bulkier or more fragile items such as old photos or fabric while the sheetfed is more suitable for paper documents like forms. This scanner lid also has hinges to allow you to lift it a little bit higher, making it easy to scan books. However, the lid can come off the hinges and it can be hard to place back correctly. The Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) is an additional feature that makes it easy to scan multiple documents in a row. 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. It doesn't support duplex scanning, but if that's important to you, check out the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015.

Printing
6.5
Printing
Cost Per Print
Black Cartridge Price
18.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
34.99 US$
Black Only Printing
0.148 US$/print
Color Printing
0.150 US$/print
Photo Printing
0.398 US$/print
Ink Subscription
Optional

The OfficeJet Pro 8025's cost per print is unremarkable. Black and white documents have a high price-per-page as the black ink cartridge doesn't last very long. The color cartridges fair slightly better though, especially if you're printing photos. If you don't want to worry about having to purchase your next cartridge, you can sign up for HP Instant Ink: for a monthly fee, HP will monitor your ink cartridges and order new cartridges when one is running low. However, while the cost of the cartridges is somewhat reasonably priced compared to the printer, you'll end up spending more as you continue to print.

Keep in mind that even if you print only in black, most inkjet printers continue using the color cartridge for servicing tasks, so you will likely still need to replace it eventually.

7.0
Printing
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
10 PPM
Color Document
6 PPM
Photo Printing Time
53.0 sec
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
12.7 sec
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
225 pages

The 8025 has a decent printing speed. Black text and color documents can both take a while to print. Photos, on the other hand, are decently quick to print. On the upside, the input tray holds 225 sheets, so you shouldn't need to refill it too often.

7.3
Printing
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
9.62

The 8025's color accuracy is decent. It shouldn't be a problem for most casual uses; however, those who require more accurate colors might not find this printer suitable for their needs.

7.2
Printing
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
Yes

This printer has decent printing quality. While the colors are vibrant, fine detail can be hard to spot and shadowy areas are less defined. There's also some banding on the grayscale palette.

These results are based on the actual physical photo, not the scanned image provided for reference above, which may not be representative of the printer's photo print quality.

If you're looking for a printer that can print higher-quality photos, check out the Canon PIXMA TS6320.

Printing
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

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 has an adjustable paper tray that can support most popular paper formats.

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

The 8025 is a wireless printer that has very good connectivity options. While you can't connect via Bluetooth, you can use Wi-Fi Direct or you can set it up to your Wi-Fi network via your router. You can also connect wirelessly on mobile devices using both Apple AirPrint and for Android users, Mopria Print Service. If you want a physical connection, you can use an ethernet cable or you can plug it directly into your computer using a USB cable. On the downside, this printer doesn't have any external storage support.

7.0
Mobile App and Connectivity
Mobile App Print
Mobile App Yes
App Name HP Smart
iOS Yes
Android Yes
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
Yes
PDF
Yes
Microsoft Office Files
No
Text Files (TXT)
No
Webpages (HTML)
No

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 uses the HP Smart app, available on both Android and iOS. You can print and scan both photo and PDF files from your phone, as well as manage your ink subscription.

Differences Between Sizes and Variants

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 has a few variants, the 8028 and the 8035. The Pro 8035 is the exact same printer, but uses a subscription ink service. The Pro 8028 also uses a subscription ink service, but is a Costco exclusive. We expect our tests to apply to all variants of this printer. 

Compared to other printers

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 is a printer designed with home/small offices in mind. Unlike other office printers such as the HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 or the Epson EcoTank ET-3760, its cartridges don't yield a lot of pages before they need to be replaced and its cost-per-print is higher. It also isn't as fast as the HP OfficeJet Pro 7740, although it can still print documents out fairly quickly. If you're looking for more printers, check out our recommendations for the best office printers, the best all-in-one printers, and the best printers with cheap ink.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015
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The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 is a better overall printer than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025. The 9015 has a better cartridge system, it supports duplex scanning, and its cost-per-print is more affordable. It also has a much quicker printing speed, better photo printing quality, and it has external storage support. On the other hand, the 8025 has slightly better color accuracy.

HP ENVY Photo 7855/7858
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The HP ENVY Photo 7855 is better for family use than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025. The ENVY Photo 7855 has a slightly lower cost-per-print for black-only documents and it's able to print these same documents a bit quicker. It also has better color accuracy as well as photo printing quality, and it has Bluetooth and external storage support. Conversely, the OfficeJet Pro 8025 feels better built, and its display screen is better as well. Although its cartridges don't yield a lot of pages before they need to be replaced, its three separate color cartridges yield more than the 7855's one tricolor cartridge.

HP ENVY Photo 7155
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BestBuy.com

The HP ENVY Photo 7155 and the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 are similarly performing printers with different strengths. The ENVY Photo 7155 is more compact, which is suited for small spaces, and it has a slightly lower cost-per-print for black-only printing. It also has better color accuracy, and there's external storage support. Conversely, the OfficeJet Pro 8025 feels better built, its cartridges can yield more pages, and it also has an automatic document feeder. It's also slightly quicker at printing out black-text documents, and it has an ethernet port.

Brother HL-L2390DW
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Amazon.com

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.

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