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HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Updated Feb 23, 2022 at 01:57 pm
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 identical to the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 but includes six months of free ink if you sign up for an HP+ subscription. Even though the 8025e's page yields are just mediocre, its cartridges are cheap, making its cost-per-print very low. This helps keep maintenance costs down over time. It has a high-resolution flatbed and an ADF, so you can scan various media types with ease. Additionally, it prints decent-looking photos with satisfactory color accuracy, which is more than enough for casual prints. Unfortunately, its slow document printing speeds mean you have to wait a while for long print jobs, and since its ADF can't duplex scan, you need to manually flip over double-sided documents.

While we tested the 8025e, there's also a variant called the HP OfficeJet Pro 8035e. It's nearly identical but includes 12 months of free ink via the HP+ subscription, and it's available in three different colors. There's also a Costco exclusive variant called the HP OfficeJet Pro 8028e, which is identical but only comes in the Oasis color. The test results apply to all models.

Our Verdict

7.0 Family

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is decent for family use. The low cost-per-print for both black and color documents keeps running expenses cheap over time and is easy on your wallet. Its flatbed scanner and automatic document feeder make it easy to digitize various media types, while the mobile app lets you print, scan, fax, and run maintenance tasks with ease. Although color accuracy is decent, the printer does print grainy-looking images.

Pros
  • Good cost-per-print.
  • Decent 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 prints documents slowly, and its ADF can't automatically scan double-sided documents. On the other hand, it has a responsive display screen that makes it easy to execute printing and scanning tasks, and it offers many connectivity options, including an Ethernet port for a stable connection to a network. If you need to print color sheets, though, it yields a good number of color pages.

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

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e performs decently for student use. Its low cost-per-print for black and color documents means it's easy on the wallet. It has a flatbed scanner and an automatic document feeder to make it easy to scan textbook pages and handwritten notes. Additionally, it offers a variety of wireless connection options, but unfortunately, it doesn't support Bluetooth, nor can it print from USB storage. Unfortunately, it's slow at printing documents, so it isn't the best option for printing last-minute assignments.

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's slow to print documents, and it can't perform double-sided scans. While it has a low cost-per-print, the page yield is very low, so you 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.
  • A bit slow when printing black documents.
7.1 Photo

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is satisfactory for photo printing. Its cost-per-print is very low for photos, and it prints decent-quality pictures with satisfactory color accuracy. It makes it a compelling choice for everyday prints. Unfortunately, there's noticeable banding and grain in the images; its narrow color gamut means it can't properly reproduce some vibrant hues. Also, it can't print on 2" x 3" format.

Pros
  • Good cost-per-print.
  • Decent color accuracy.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Images look a bit grainy.
  • Can't print 2" x 3" photos.
  • Narrow color gamut.
  • 7.0 Family
  • 6.2 Small/Home Office
  • 7.2 Student
  • 6.5 Black & White
  • 7.1 Photo
  1. Updated Mar 01, 2022: Corrected 'Width When In Use' measurement.
  2. Updated Jan 26, 2022: Reshot and updated the 'In Use Picture'.
  3. Updated Dec 14, 2021: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  4. Updated Feb 25, 2021: Review published.
  5. Updated Feb 23, 2021: Early access published.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
7.8
Design
Build Quality

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e has a sturdy plastic body and a good cartridge bay lid dampener that closes the lid gently if you let go while closing it. Its power cord is detachable, so it's easy to replace it if 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 8025e only comes in one color, the 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
18.9" (48.1 cm)
Depth When In Use
21.5" (54.5 cm)
Weight
17.9 lbs (8.1 kg)

Update 03/01/2022: The 'Width When In Use' result was originally incorrect. It now has the proper measurement.

6.0
Design
Expected Maintenance
Ink Related Maintenance
Expected
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e has typical maintenance procedures you'd expect from an inkjet. The printheads can clog if ink dries, but you can use a variety of different maintenance tasks to return them to a working state, including printhead cleaning, printhead alignment, and smear cleaning. The printer also displays videos to help guide you. It's unlikely that your unit will clog as long as you store it within the acceptable temperature range stated by the manufacturer (59–95°F, or 15–35°C) with at least a partially full set of cartridges.

Since it has mediocre page yields, you'll need to replace the cartridges frequently if you print often. Fortunately, it's easy to do as you only need to turn on the printer and open the printer's cartridge bay lid upwards, at which point they'll be accessible.

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

The HP 8025e has a great color touchscreen. There are 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
Yes

The HP 8025e has a mediocre cartridge system. Its black page yield is very low, meaning you may need to replace the cartridges often, especially if you print a lot. On the other hand, the color cartridge lasts longer, depending on how much you print in color. Fortunately, it's compatible with high-yield cartridges that can print more pages before needing replacing. 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 HP 8025e has decent scanner features. There's both a flatbed scanner and an automatic document feeder, meaning you can digitize 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. Additionally, the ADF is disappointingly slow and will take a while to get through very long documents. Since it doesn't support duplex scanning, you can't scan double-sided pages without flipping them over yourself. 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
  • Power cable
  • HP setup cartridges:
    • 1x cyan
    • 1x yellow
    • 1x magenta
    • 1x black

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
0.077 US$/print
Color Printing
0.128 US$/print
Photo Printing
0.340 US$/print
Ink Subscription
Optional

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

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

The printer's printing speeds are alright. While both black-only and color documents take some time to print out, photos are out quick.

Document
Document Sample
Color Ink Needed for Black & White
No

The printer allows you to print both in black and color even if one of the color cartridges is out of ink. It only displays a message that says, "Cartridges that are very low may be sufficiently depleted to cause poor print quality." It's good news for people who don't need to frequently produce multi-colored prints.

Photo
7.0
Photo
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
Yes

The printer produces vibrant colors and decently detailed photos, but there's some graininess and branding present in some images. That said, they're only visible if you peer very closely at the images, and they aren't as obvious if you print large-format photos. However, there's a spot of more obvious grain near the right side of all printed photos; the difference is most visible when comparing the left and right strawberries. This may be due to a manufacturing fault in a few units and likely won't affect you.

The scanned images provided above are for reference only, and 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.

7.2
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 for professionals who need exact color reproduction.

6.0
Photo
Color Gamut

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e has a mediocre color gamut. You can't see the bright zig-zag line except in the dark blue, and it looks dark instead of bright and vibrant in the greens. This means the printer has issues identifying the most vibrant parts of the image, resulting in incorrectly produced tints. It correctly identifies dark and bright colors well, although blacks have a reddish tint. Additionally, it has trouble producing bright blues properly, as they have a strong purple hue instead.

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 printer supports Bluetooth for setup purposes only, and you can't use it to print.

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

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

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

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is fully compatible with all commonly-used desktop operating systems. On Windows and Chrome OS, the printer works well if you install the HP Smart application. On Chrome OS, you need to add the printer directly using its IP address in the system settings as it can't automatically be detected, and you need to install the app if you need to scan. On the other hand, you can use AirPrint on macOS without needing to manually install any drivers or software.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e replaces 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 both the 8028e and the 8035e as well. You can see our unit's label 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 ENVY Inspire 7955e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is better for all uses than the HP ENVY Inspire 7955e. The OfficeJet has much better page yields at a cheaper cost-per-print, and it produces significantly more accurate colors, particularly deep blues and violets. Also, it has built-in fax and an Ethernet port. On the other hand, 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 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, cheaper cost-per-print, and faster overall print speeds. Additionally, it prints better-looking photos, it can duplex scan, and it can print directly from USB flash drives. On the other hand, the 8025e comes with six months of free ink through HP's Instant Ink subscription.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e is better overall compared to 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 8025e does have better color accuracy.

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 prints more pages before its ink runs out, giving it a much lower cost-per-print. Also, it can print on legal-size paper, and it comes with six free months of HP's Instant Ink subscription. On the other hand, the 6455 has better photo quality, but its contrast and color accuracy aren't as good as the 8025e.

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 produces significantly more accurate colors, has a higher page yield, and has a lower cost-per-print than the 6455e. On the other hand, the 6455e is a family printer with decent photo printing quality that's about the same as the 8025e, but it has a very low page yield for black and color prints.

HP ENVY Photo 7855

The HP ENVY Photo 7855 and the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e are both 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 gamut and color accuracy are much worse.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8025

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 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 a single page after the printer has been idle for a while. On the other hand, the 6978's ADF scanner can automatically 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.

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, and it prints documents faster. Also, it can print directly from USB flash drives, and its companion app is much better. On the other hand, the HP has a slightly better color page yield and color cost-per-print.

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. Also, the Canon can print 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-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, it's much faster at printing, and it produces much better-looking photos. However, the HP's input tray can hold more paper than the Brother's, and in contrast to the Brother, we didn't encounter any issues when using Mopria Print Service with the HP.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9025

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is a better printer overall compared to 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.

HP ENVY 6055e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is better overall compared to the HP ENVY 6055e. 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, but it produces colors that are far too vibrant and aren't accurate to the way the photo originally looks.

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 a slightly better page yield for color documents.

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.

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 prints one-page documents faster after going unused for a while. 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, HP comes with a six-month ink subscription through HP Instant Ink.

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