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HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e [8022e, 8028e, 8035e] Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Review updated Feb 17, 2023 at 05:02 pm
Latest change: Writing modified Mar 02, 2023 at 09:38 am
HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e [8022e, 8028e, 8035e] Picture

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is an all-in-one inkjet printer. It's identical to the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 but comes with six months of free ink through HP+, HP's ink subscription service. It uses a four-cartridge ink system and is compatible with the HP 910 and 910XL ink cartridges. You can connect to this printer via USB, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet, and you also get support for Apple AirPrint and Mopria Print Service. Its 8.5" x 11" flatbed scanner has an automatic feeder to scan multi-page documents but doesn't support duplex scanning. It's available in three color schemes: Basalt (gray), Oasis, and Coral.

This printer is part of the HP OfficeJet Pro 8020e series of all-in-ones, which includes many variants. All variants are identical in feature and performance; the model number only changes depending on the region, retailer, and the printer's color. You can see more details in the Differences Between Variants  section below.

Our Verdict

N/A Family

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is good for family use. It has wide connectivity options, so it's easy for everyone in the household to access. Printed documents look very sharp, and photos look very detailed, albeit grainy. Its ink cartridges don't last very long, but thankfully, they're relatively cheap, so your maintenance cost won't rise too quickly if you print a lot. The scanner has an automatic feeder and produces good-quality scans, but it has a hard time capturing very fine details, which isn't ideal if you're looking to digitize photos.

Pros
  • Produces high-quality documents.
  • Low maintenance cost.
  • Photos look detailed.
  • Feels well-built.
  • Supports borderless printing and various paper sizes up to 8.5" x 11".
Cons
  • Low black page yield.
  • Photos look grainy.
  • Can't print 2" x 3" photos.
  • Slow to print black and color documents.
N/A Small/Home Office

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is decent for small or home offices. It produces high-quality documents; however, it's slow, as it only prints ten black or six color pages per minute. It also requires a fair amount of maintenance because the ink cartridges run out fairly quickly. As for the scanner, it has an automatic feeder, but it's slow and doesn't support duplex scanning.

Pros
  • Produces high-quality documents.
  • Low maintenance cost.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Low black page yield.
  • Slow to print black and color documents.
  • No duplex scanning.
N/A Student

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is good for students. It produces sharp-looking documents, and 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, including Wi-Fi, USB, and Ethernet. Unfortunately, it's slow at printing documents, so it isn't the best option for printing last-minute assignments.

Pros
  • Produces high-quality documents.
  • Low maintenance cost.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Low black page yield.
  • Slow to print black and color documents.
N/A Black & White

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is decent for printing black-and-white documents. It feels well-built and provides easy access to paper jams and ink cartridges for maintenance. It produces very sharp documents; however, it prints slowly at only ten pages per minute, and its black ink cartridge runs out quickly.

Pros
  • Produces high-quality documents.
  • Low maintenance cost.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Low black page yield.
  • Slow to print black and color documents.
  • No duplex scanning.
N/A Photo

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is good for photo printing. Its cost-per-print is very low for photos, so you don't have to worry about your maintenance cost rising too quickly if you print a lot. It produces very fine details in photos, but due to its limited color range, the pictures look slightly muted. Photos also look very grainy.

Pros
  • Low maintenance cost.
  • Photos look detailed.
  • Feels well-built.
  • Supports borderless printing and various paper sizes up to 8.5" x 11".
Cons
  • Photos look grainy.
  • Can't print 2" x 3" photos.
  • Narrow color gamut.
  • N/A Family
  • N/A Small/Home Office
  • N/A Student
  • N/A Black & White
  • N/A Photo
  1. Updated Mar 02, 2023: We've shortened the title of the review as it may cause confusion.
  2. Updated Feb 17, 2023: We've updated the review and added more information in the Scan Quality, Black and White Documents, Color Documents, and Small Details sections.
  3. Updated Jan 19, 2023: We've updated the review with more information regarding the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e's variants in the Differences Between Variants section.
  4. Updated Aug 25, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  5. Updated Jul 04, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  6. Updated Mar 01, 2022: Corrected 'Width When In Use' measurement.
  7. Updated Feb 23, 2022: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  8. Updated Jan 26, 2022: Reshot and updated the 'In Use Picture'.
  9. Updated Dec 14, 2021: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  10. Updated Feb 25, 2021: Review published.
  11. Updated Feb 23, 2021: Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e, a newer version of the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025. It's the same printer as the 8025; however, it comes with six months of ink through HP+, HP's ink subscription service. There are many variants in the HP OfficeJet 8020e series. All variants are identical; the model number only changes depending on the region, retailer, and color of the printer. This printer is available in three color schemes: Basalt (gray), Oasis, and Coral.

Model Region/Retailer Product Number Notes
HP OfficeJet Pro 8020e Asia 229X1D (Basalt) -
HP OfficeJet Pro 8022e Canada, Europe 229W7B (Basalt), 257B9B (Basalt) -
HP OfficeJet Pro 8024e UK, Europe 229W8B (Basalt) -
HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e North America 1K7K3A (Basalt), 229W9B (Oasis) -
HP OfficeJet Pro 8028e North America - Costco 1K7K7A (Oasis) -
HP OfficeJet Pro 8035e North America 1L0H6A (Basalt), 1L0H7A (Oasis), 1L0H8A (Coral) Includes 12 months of ink instead of 6 months.

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 lower cost-per-print. It also prints faster and can process double-sided scans. On the other hand, the 8025e produces higher quality black and color documents, and its scanner picks up finer details.

HP ENVY Inspire 7955e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is better than the HP ENVY Inspire 7955e for most uses. The OfficeJet produces higher-quality documents, and it yields significantly more prints, making it cheaper to maintain over time. Also, its scanner produces better-quality scans and has fax functionality.

HP OfficeJet Pro 6978

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is slightly better than the HP OfficeJet Pro 6978. The 8025e produces higher-quality documents and yields slightly more pages at a lower cost-per-print. It also produces significantly more detailed photos. On the other hand, the 6978's ADF scanner can automatically scan double-sided sheets, and it can print directly from a USB flash drive.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e is better overall 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.

HP ENVY 6455e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is much better than the HP ENVY 6455e for most uses. The 8025e has fax functionality, faster printing speeds, support for legal-size paper, and Ethernet connectivity. It produces significantly higher-quality documents and photos, and due to its higher page yields, it costs less to maintain over time than the 6455e.

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 is better than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e for most uses. The Epson has better black page yields and a lower cost-per-print for black-only documents. It also has a better scanner that produces higher-quality scans, processes sheets faster, and can perform duplex scanning. The HP produces better quality black and color documents but doesn't print as quickly as the Epson.

Brother MFC-J995DW

The Brother MFC-J995DW is better than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e for most uses. The Brother yields significantly more pages at a lower cost-per-print, prints faster, and produces more detailed photos. However, the HP printer produces higher-quality documents, and its input tray can hold more paper.

Brother MFC-J6945DW

The Brother MFC-J6945DW is a better printer than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e. The Brother has far superior page yields at a significantly cheaper cost-per-print and prints documents faster overall. It can print larger 11" x 17" sheets and scan them using its flatbed and duplex-scanning automatic document feeder. It can also print directly from USB flash drives. On the other hand, HP produces higher-quality documents and comes with six months of free ink through HP's ink subscription service.

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Test Results

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Design
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Design
Build Quality
Type All in One

This printer feels well-built. It has a sturdy plastic body with no obvious gaps in the construction. The design gives you easy access to paper jams and ink cartridges for maintenance. It also has a good cartridge bay lid dampener to guide the lid down gently. The power cord is detachable, so it's easy to replace if it gets damaged.

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Dimensions
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Depth Lock" (Lock cm)
Height When In Use
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Width When In Use
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Depth When In Use
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Weight
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N/A
Design
Expected Maintenance
Ink Related Maintenance
Locked
Drum Unit
Locked

This printer requires a fair amount of maintenance. Like most inkjet printers, there's a risk of the printheads clogging if you don't print for a long time. If you experience clogging or other print quality issues, there are a few maintenance functions built in that can help resolve them, including printhead cleaning, printhead alignment, and smear cleaning. You can watch how-to videos directly on the printer's display if you aren't sure how to perform maintenance tasks.

As for ink maintenance, you'll need to replace the cartridges frequently if you print a lot since they don't last very long. Replacing the ink cartridges is easy; you only need to turn on the printer and open the cartridge bay's lid. For paper jams, you can access the sheet rollers by opening the front panel and lifting the top of the printer. The input tray holds 225 sheets of paper, which is a pretty good size, so you likely won't need to refill it often.

You can see the user manual here.

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Design
Display Screen
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Display Screen Size
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Touchscreen Locked

The HP 8025e, as well as all its variants, has a great display. There are three touch-sensitive buttons at the bottom of the display for Back, Home, and Help. Touch input feels very responsive, and the menu user interface is easy to navigate.

N/A
Design
Cartridge
Technology Inkjet
SuperTank
No
Photo Cartridge
Locked
Color Yes
Number Of Color Cartridges
Lock
Black Cartridge Model
Locked
Tested Black Page Yield
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Estimated Black Page Yield
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Color Cartridge Model
Locked
Tested Color Page Yield
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Estimated Color Page Yield
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Third Party Cartridge
Locked
Ink Type
Locked
High Yield Cartridge
Locked

This printer has a very low black page yield, meaning you'll have to replace the black ink cartridge often. Its color page yield is better, but not significantly. You can increase the yield slightly with longer-lasting high-yield cartridges (HP 910 XL), which will help reduce maintenance frequency. If you want a similar printer with a much higher page yield, check out the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e.

N/A
Design
Scanner Features
Scanner
Locked
ADF Capacity
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Scan Speed
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Duplex Scanning
Locked
Max Flatbed Scan Size
Locked
Max ADF Scan Size
Locked
Flatbed Hinge Adjustability
Lock" (Lock mm)
Fax
Locked
Copy
Locked
OCR Included
Locked

This printer has decent scanner features. It has an automatic document feeder to process multi-page documents. It's very slow, which isn't ideal if you're in a fast-paced office, but it's still more convenient than scanning each page manually. Also, it doesn't support duplex scanning, meaning you'll have to flip the pages manually when scanning double-sided sheets. Its optical character recognition feature lets you save documents as PDF files for quick keyword searches. It works well but makes mistakes occasionally when there are special characters.

N/A
Design
Scan Quality
Max Scan Resolution
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Max Scan Color Depth
LockBit

The scanner produces good-quality scans. It captures text well, but colored areas look grainy, and the colors look washed out. It also has trouble capturing finer details, which isn't ideal if you're looking to digitize photos.

Design
In The Box

  • User manual
  • Power cord
  • HP 910 starter ink cartridges:
    • 1x cyan
    • 1x yellow
    • 1x magenta
    • 1x black

Design
Battery
Advertised Battery Life
N/A
Tested Charging Time
N/A
Document
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Document
Black & White Documents
Color Ink Needed For Black & White
Locked

This printer prints black-and-white documents exceptionally well. Text looks sharp, and smaller, finer elements are all present. It has trouble converting the color yellow to grayscale, although that's normal for most printers.

N/A
Document
Color Documents

The print quality for color documents is outstanding. It produces colors that look a tad washed out, but the text looks clear, and all the finer elements are present.

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Document
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
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Color Cartridge Price
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Black-Only Printing Cost
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Color Printing Cost
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Photo Printing Cost
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Ink Subscription
Locked

The cost-per-print is good. Although the ink cartridges need frequent replacement, they're relatively cheap, so your overall maintenance cost won't rise too quickly. This printer also comes with six months of free ink through HP+, HP's ink subscription service. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8035e variant includes 12 months of free ink instead of six.

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Document
Printing Speed
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Black Only Text Document
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Color Document
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Photo Printing Time
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Single Page Out Time (Black Only)
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Duplex Printing
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Input Tray Capacity
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The overall printing speed is okay. It's slow with black and color documents, but photos come out quickly compared to similar inkjet printers.

Document
Document Printing Sizes
Letter (8.5" x 11") Locked
Legal (8.5" x 14") Locked
Tabloid (11" x 17") Locked
A6 (105mm x 148mm) Locked
A5 (148mm x 210mm) Locked
A4 (210mm x 297mm) Locked
Max Paper Weight
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Photo
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Photo
Color Gamut

This printer has a mediocre color gamut. It has trouble reproducing bright, saturated colors. In the case of greens, it even substitutes bright greens with a darker shade. It also struggles with lighter shades of blue and purple. Color transitions aren't smooth at all and look very grainy.

N/A
Photo
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
Lock

The color accuracy is decent. Some colors are visibly off, but photos still look relatively natural, albeit on the warmer side. This level of accuracy is fine for casual photo printing, but it likely isn't good enough for professional work that requires perfect accuracy.

N/A
Photo
Small Details
Max Print Resolution (DPI)
Locked

This printer is excellent at reproducing small details. However, the halftones (dot effect) make edges look less defined and distant objects less visible.

N/A
Photo
Photo Printing Sizes
Glossy Paper (4" x 6") Locked
Glossy Paper (5" x 7") Locked
Glossy Paper (8" x 10") Locked
Glossy Paper (8.5" x 11") Locked
Glossy Paper (13" x 19") Locked
Borderless Printing
Locked
Mobile App And Connectivity
N/A
Mobile App And Connectivity
Connectivity
Ethernet
Locked
USB Input To Computer
Locked
Bluetooth
Locked
Wireless Yes
Wi-Fi via Router
Locked
Wi-Fi Direct
Locked
External Storage Support
Locked
Apple AirPrint
Locked
Mopria Print Service
Locked

The printer supports Bluetooth, but it's only for setup purposes, not for printing.

N/A
Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App
Mobile App Locked
App Name Locked
iOS Locked
Android Locked
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
Locked
PDF
Locked
Microsoft Office Files
Locked
Text Files (TXT)
Locked
Webpages (HTML)
Locked

The HP Smart app is very feature-rich. It allows you to print, scan (with your phone's camera or the printer), copy, and fax directly from your mobile device. You can also check the printer's ink levels and manage your ink subscription.

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

This printer is fully compatible with the most commonly-used desktop operating systems. You don't necessarily need to install the drivers to use the printer on Windows devices, but it works better if you install the HP Smart application. On Chrome OS, you may need to add the printer directly using its IP address in the system settings, as the operating system can't automatically detect it, and you also need to install the app if you want to scan. You don't need to install any drivers or applications on macOS.