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HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Feb 25, 2021 at 09:53 am
HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e Picture
7.0
Family
6.2
Small/Home Office
7.2
Student
6.5
Black & White
7.1
Photo
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is the replacement model of the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025. It has a low cost-per-print and comes with a six-month free ink subscription through HP Instant Ink. It's a well-built printer that produces decent-looking photos with good color accuracy. Unfortunately, it has a very low page yield, and it can't automatically scan double-sided documents.

While we tested the 8025e, there's also a variant called the HP OfficeJet Pro 8035e that's nearly identical, except that it offers 12 months of ink subscription, and it's available in three different colors. We expect our test results to apply to both models.

Our Verdict

7.0 Family

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is decent for family use. Color accuracy is good, but produced images look a little grainy. It has a very low cost-per-print for both black and color documents, and it's compatible with a decent mobile app. Also, it features a flatbed scanner and a sheetfed scanner, but unfortunately, it can't print directly off a USB thumb drive.

Pros
  • Good cost-per-print.
  • Good color accuracy.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Low black page yield.
  • Images look a bit grainy.
  • No port for USB thumb drive or SD card.
6.2 Small/Home Office

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is mediocre for small or home offices. It has a low black page yield and a slow printing speed, and it can't automatically scan double-sided documents. On the other hand, it feels well-built and has a responsive display screen, and it offers many connectivity options. It also yields a good amount of color pages, depending on how much you print in color.

Pros
  • Good cost-per-print.
  • Feels well-built.
  • Many wireless connection options.
Cons
  • Low black page yield.
  • Fairly slow at printing black documents.
  • No duplex scanning.
7.2 Student

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is okay for students. It has a low cost-per-print for both black and color documents, and it has a flatbed scanner and an automatic document feeder. Also, it offers a variety of wireless connection options, but unfortunately, it doesn't support Bluetooth or printing off a USB thumb drive. It's also slow at printing documents.

Pros
  • Good cost-per-print.
  • Feels well-built.
  • Many wireless connection options.
Cons
  • Low black page yield.
  • Doesn't support Bluetooth printing.
  • No port for USB thumb drive or SD card.
6.5 Black & White

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is okay for black and white printing. It feels well-built and provides easy access to paper jams. Unfortunately, it prints black documents disappointingly slow, and it can't perform double-sided scans. While it has a low cost-per-print, the black page yield is very low, so you may need to replace the cartridges often if you print a lot. On the bright side, there are high-yield versions of the cartridges available.

Pros
  • Good cost-per-print.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Low black page yield.
  • Fairly slow at printing black documents.
7.1 Photo

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is good for casual photos thanks to its very low cost-per-print for photo printing. It's a well-built printer that produces decent-quality pictures with good color accuracy, but there's banding and graininess present in the images. Unfortunately, it can't print 2" by 3" photos.

Pros
  • Good cost-per-print.
  • Good color accuracy.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Images look a bit grainy.
  • Can't print 2" x 3" photos.
  • 7.0 Family
  • 6.2 Small/Home Office
  • 7.2 Student
  • 6.5 Black & White
  • 7.1 Photo
  1. Updated Dec 14, 2021: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated Feb 25, 2021: Review published.
  3. Updated Feb 23, 2021: Early access published.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
7.8
Design
Build Quality

It has a sturdy plastic body and a good cartridge bay lid dampener that prevents the lid from slamming down. Its power cord is detachable, so it's easy to replace it if ever it gets damaged. Also, it provides easy access to paper jams. Unfortunately, the ink cartridges are only accessible when the printer is on. While the HP 8025e only comes in one color, its variant, the HP OfficeJet Pro 8035e, comes in three colors: Light Basalt, Oasis, and Coral.

Design
Dimensions
Height 9.1" (23.2 cm)
Width 18.1" (46.0 cm)
Depth 14.6" (37.0 cm)
Height When In Use
9.1" (23.2 cm)
Width When In Use
18.1" (46.0 cm)
Depth When In Use
21.5" (54.5 cm)
Weight
17.9 lbs (8.1 kg)
6.0
Design
Expected Maintenance
Ink Related Maintenance
Expected
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit
8.0
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
2.7" (6.8 cm)
Touchscreen Yes

It has a great color touchscreen. It has three touch-sensitive buttons at the bottom of the display for Back, Home, and Help. It's very responsive and provides audible feedback, and the menu interface is easy to navigate.

6.0
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
No
Number Of Color Cartridges
3
Black Cartridge Model
HP 910 Black
Tested Black Page Yield
12.96 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
246 prints
Color Cartridge Model
HP 910
Tested Color Page Yield
12.88 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
274 prints
Third Party Cartridge
Not Found At Time Of The Review
Ink Type
Pigment
High Yield Cartridge
XL

It has a mediocre cartridge system. Its black page yield is very low, so you may need to replace the cartridges often, especially if you print a lot. On the other hand, the color cartridge should last you longer, depending on how much you print in color. Fortunately, there are high-yield cartridges available that should last you longer, though we haven't tested them. If you want a similar printer with a much higher page yield, check out the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e.

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
3 PPM
Duplex Scanning
No
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Fax
Yes
Copy
Yes
OCR Included
Yes (Software)

The printer has decent scanning features. There's both a flatbed scanner and an automatic document feeder, meaning you can digitize a variety of items like photos and multi-page reports. You can also save documents as searchable PDF files, letting you easily search through them on your computer. Unfortunately, the flatbed lacks extendable hinges, making it difficult to properly scan thicker items. Also, the ADF is disappointingly slow and will take a while to get through very long documents, and since it doesn't support duplex scanning, you can't scan double-sided pages in a single pass. If you want a printer with an ADF that supports 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
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

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

Design
Battery
Advertised Battery Life
N/A
Tested Charging Time
N/A
Document
7.9
Document
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
18.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
34.99 US$
Black Only Printing
0.08 US$/print
Color Printing
0.13 US$/print
Photo Printing
0.34 US$/print
Ink Subscription
Optional

It has a good cost-per-print. The cost remains relatively low over time, but it may quickly add up if you print in color often. This printer comes with an HP Instant Ink subscription, which offers six months of free ink delivered to your door. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8035e also comes with a subscription, but it offers 12 months of free ink.

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

6.9
Document
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
10 PPM
Color Document
6 PPM
Photo Printing Time
55.0 s
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
14.4 s
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
225 pages

It has an okay printing speed. While both black-only and color documents take some time to print out, photos are out quick. The input tray holds 225 pages, and the ADF holds 35 sheets.

Document
Document Sample
Color Ink Needed for Black & White
No
Photo
7.0
Photo
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
Yes

It produces photos with decently vibrant colors, but there's some graininess and branding present in some images.

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.

7.2
Photo
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
5.52

The printer has decent color accuracy, meaning casual users can print natural-looking photos, and colored graphs for meetings are easy to distinguish. However, it isn't recommended for professionals who need exact color reproduction.

6.0
Photo
Color Gamut
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

It offers a great number of wireless and wired connectivity options. While you can use Bluetooth to set up the printer, you can't use it to print afterward.

10
Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App
Mobile App Yes
App Name HP Smart
iOS Yes
Android Yes
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
Yes (Android and iOS)
PDF
Yes (Android and iOS)
Microsoft Office Files
Yes (iOS Only)
Text Files (TXT)
Yes (iOS Only)
Webpages (HTML)
Yes (iOS Only)

HP Smart is a fantastic mobile app. It allows you to print, scan, and fax directly from the app, as well as check ink levels and manage your ink subscription. However, some commonly used formats can only directly be printed on iOS.

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

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is the replacement for the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025. It has a variant called the HP OfficeJet Pro 8035e, which is nearly identical, but it comes in three different colors and includes 12 months of free ink through the HP Instant Ink subscription program. There's a Costco exclusive variant called the HP OfficeJet Pro 8028e, which is identical but only comes in the Oasis color. While we only tested the 8025e, we expect our test results to apply to the 8035e and the 8028e as well. You can see the label of our unit here.

Compared To Other Printers

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is mediocre for office use. It looks nearly identical to its predecessor, the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025, but it has a higher page yield and a lower cost-per-print. Unfortunately, it doesn't have duplex scanning, and it's fairly slow at printing documents, which isn't ideal in an office setting. For other options, check out our recommendations for the best black and white printers, the best printers for small businesses, and the best laser printers.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e is better than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e. The 9015e has a much higher page yield and a much lower cost-per-print, and it supports printing off a USB thumb drive. Also, it prints faster and can process double-sided scans. The 8025e does have better color accuracy, but not by much.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 is a much better all-in-one color inkjet printer than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e. In particular, the 9015 is a much better small or home office printer, with a significantly better page yield and cost-per-print, faster overall print speed, and better-looking produced photos. It can also duplex scan and print directly from USB flash drives. On the other hand, the 8025e has significantly better color accuracy, though the average person might not notice a difference. It comes with six months of free ink through HP's Instant Ink subscription.

HP ENVY Photo 7855

The HP ENVY Photo 7855 and the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e are all-in-one color inkjet printers. The OfficeJet's page yields and cost-per-print are better, and it comes with six free months of HP's Instant Ink subscription. On the other hand, the ENVY has better image quality. It can also print via Bluetooth and directly from USB flash drives and SD cards. However, its color accuracy is more inaccurate.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e is overall better than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e. The 9025e yields significantly more pages, resulting in a much lower cost-per-print, and it prints much faster. It has an extra input tray, so its paper capacity is much larger, and it can also automatically process double-sided scans, which is a feature the 8025e lacks. However, the 9025e does have better color accuracy, but not by much.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8025

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is the replacement of the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025. The 8025e has a much higher page yield and a much lower cost-per-print, and it also produces significantly more accurate-looking colors. Also, the 8025e comes with HP Plus, which offers a free ink subscription for six months.

HP ENVY Pro 6455

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 and the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e are both all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the 8025e is a better printer overall. It has a great touchscreen display, a better cost-per-print and page yields, and prints faster. It also has faxing features, an Ethernet port, can print on legal-size paper, and comes with six free months of HP's Instant Ink subscription. On the other hand, the 6455 has much somewhat better printed photo quality, but the difference shouldn't be noticeable during normal use.

HP ENVY 6455e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e and the HP ENVY 6455e are inkjet printers designed for different uses. The 8025e is an office printer with a fax feature, a faster printing speed, support for legal size paper, and an Ethernet port. Also, it has a higher page yield and lower cost-per-print than the 6455e. On the other hand, the 6455e is a family printer with excellent color accuracy and decent photo printing quality, but it has a very low page yield of black and color prints.

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 are similar all-in-one inkjet printers designed for home or small office use, but the Epson performs much better overall. The Epson has better black page yields and a lower cost-per-print for black-only documents. It also has better scanning features, including an automatic document feeder that can perform duplex scanning, and it can fax. On the other hand, the HP has slightly better page yields for color documents and a slightly faster print speed for photos.

HP ENVY 6055e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is better for small or home offices, whereas the HP ENVY 6055e is better for casual photo printing. The OfficeJet has a much higher page yield at a significantly cheaper cost-per-print, and it prints much faster. Also, it has an automatic document feeder, built-in fax, and an Ethernet port. On the other hand, the ENVY prints better-looking photos and produces significantly more accurate colors.

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3820

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3820 is an overall better all-in-one color inkjet printer than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e. The Epson's black page yield and black-only document cost-per-print are better, it prints documents faster, and its colors are more accurate. It can also print directly from USB flash drives and has a much better companion app. On the other hand, the HP has a slightly better color page yield and color cost-per-print.

Brother MFC-J995DW

The Brother MFC-J995DW is better than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e. The Brother yields significantly more pages at a lower cost-per-print, and it's much faster at printing. However, the HP has much better color accuracy, and its input tray can hold more paper than the Brother's. Also, we didn't have any issues printing to the HP through Mopria Print Service.

HP OfficeJet Pro 6978

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e and the HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 are from the same series, but the 8025e is newer. The 8025e yields slightly more pages at a lower cost-per-print, and it also takes less time to print the first page after the printer has been idle for a while. On the other hand, the 6978's ADF scanner can scan double-sided sheets, and its OCR is built into the printer instead of being part of the software. Also, it prints much nicer-looking photos.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9025

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is better than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e. The 9025 yields many more pages at a lower cost-per-print, prints much faster, and supports printing off a USB thumb drive. Also, it has a much larger input tray, and it can perform double-sided scans automatically. However, the 8025e has better color accuracy.

Brother MFC-J805DW INKvestment Tank

The Brother MFC-J805DW INKvestment Tank and the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e are both all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the Brother uses a proprietary hybrid cartridge–tank system for significantly better page yields and a much lower cost-per-print. On the other hand, the HP prints much faster overall, produces much more accurate colors, and has an Ethernet port. It also comes with six free months of HP's Instant Ink subscription.

Canon PIXMA TR8620

The Canon PIXMA TR8620 and the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e are both all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the Canon is a better unit overall. The Canon has a better color page yield, a lower overall cost-per-print, and produces significantly better-looking photos. It can also print via Bluetooth and directly from SD cards. On the other hand, the HP prints faster, and it comes with six free months of HP's Instant Ink subscription.

Brother MFC-J6945DW

The Brother MFC-J6945DW is a much better printer overall than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e, but the HP is still better for casual photo printing. The Brother has far superior page yields at a significantly cheaper cost-per-print, prints documents faster overall, and warms up more quickly to print the first page. It can print larger 11" x 17" sheets and scan them using its flatbed and duplex-scanning automatic document feeder, and it can also print directly from USB flash drives. On the other hand, the HP prints better-looking photos with far more accurate colors, and it comes with a six-month ink subscription through HP Instant Ink.

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