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

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Review updated Feb 16, 2024 at 04:29 pm
Latest change: Writing modified Apr 18, 2024 at 09:55 am
HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e [8022e, 8028e, 8035e] Picture
7.8
Family
7.1
Small/Home Office
7.9
Student
7.3
Black & White
7.6
Photo
6.5
Color Quality
9.5
Document Quality
7.4
Scanner
6.9
Speed
This printer was replaced by the HP OfficeJet Pro 8135e/8139e

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. Connectivity options include USB, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet. 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.

Our Verdict

7.8 Family

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is good for family use. It has a wide variety of 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 produces good-quality scans, making it suitable for digitizing 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.
7.1 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 to process sheets 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.
7.9 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.
7.3 Black & White

The HP 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.
7.6 Photo

The HP 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.
6.5 Color Quality
9.5 Document Quality
7.9 Recurring Costs
  • 7.8 Family
  • 7.1 Small/Home Office
  • 7.9 Student
  • 7.3 Black & White
  • 7.6 Photo

Performance Usages

  • 6.5 Color Quality
  • 9.5 Document Quality
  • 7.4 Scanner
  • 6.9 Speed
  • 7.9 Recurring Costs
  1. Updated Apr 18, 2024: Added mention of the HP Smart Tank 7602 as a smart tank alternative with higher page yield in the Cartridge section.
  2. Updated Mar 06, 2024: Added mention of the HP OfficeJet Pro 9125e as an alternative with duplex scanning in the Scanner Features section.
  3. Updated Feb 16, 2024: We've updated the review for clarity and readability.
  4. Updated Feb 06, 2024: We've added a link to the HP OfficeJet Pro 8135e/8139e in the 'Cartridge' section of the review to provide an alternative that uses higher-yield ink cartridges.
  5. Updated Mar 02, 2023: We've shortened the title of the review as it may cause confusion.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Updated Aug 25, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  9. Updated Jul 04, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  10. Updated Mar 01, 2022: Corrected 'Width When In Use' measurement.
  11. Updated Feb 23, 2022: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  12. Updated Jan 26, 2022: Reshot and updated the 'In Use Picture'.
  13. Updated Dec 14, 2021: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  14. Updated Feb 25, 2021: Review published.
  15. Updated Feb 23, 2021: Early access published.
  16. Updated Feb 16, 2021: Our testers have started testing this product.
  17. Updated Feb 12, 2021: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  18. Updated Feb 05, 2021: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

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.

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.

Epson EcoTank ET-2850

While the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e and Epson EcoTank ET-2850 are both all-in-one inkjet printers, they suit different needs. The Epson is the better choice if you have high print loads; its supertank design offers a vastly superior page yield and a much lower cost-per-print than the HP. By contrast, if you need to emphasize print quality, the HP is the better choice, as it prints much sharper black and color documents.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9125e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9125e is better overall than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e. Its ADF-equipped scanner can scan more than double the pages per minute, perform automatic duplex scanning, and offer superior scanning quality. The 9125e also offers vastly superior print yields. However, if you care more about print quality, the 8025e is the better choice; it produces much better-looking documents, and photos look closer to their original thanks to improved color accuracy.

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 8135e/8139e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e is better than the newer and pricier HP OfficeJet Pro 8135e/8139e, though both printers are similar overall. The 8025e has a much more intuitive user interface, produces slightly sharper prints, and is a little better at reproducing fine details. Unlike the 8135e, its scanner has built-in OCR, so you don't have to rely on a third-party workaround. That said, the 8135e does use cartridges with a higher page yield.

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3820

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3820 are very similar overall. The HP produces higher quality documents and scans, but it doesn't print as quickly as the Epson, and it costs slightly more to maintain because its black ink cartridge runs out faster. For photo printing, the Epson has a wider color range and produces finer details, but the HP is more color-accurate.

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 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.

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.

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

perceptual testing image
Design
7.8
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, making it easy to replace if damaged.

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

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.

See the user manual here.

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

The display is great. There are three touch-sensitive buttons at the bottom of the display for Back, Home, and Help. Touch input feels very responsive, and the user interface is easy to navigate.

6.0
Design
Cartridge
Technology Inkjet
SuperTank
No
Photo Cartridge
No
Color Yes
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

This printer has a very low black page yield, meaning you'll often have to replace the black ink cartridge. Its color page yield is better, but not significantly. You can increase the yield slightly with XL high-yield cartridges (HP 910 XL), which will help reduce maintenance frequency. If you want a near-identical printer that uses higher-yield cartridges, check out the HP OfficeJet Pro 8135e/8139e; or if you want a printer that uses a super tank reservoir system, consider the HP Smart Tank 7602.

7.2
Design
Scanner Features
Scanner
ADF + Flatbed
ADF Capacity
35 pages
Scan Speed
3 PPM
Duplex Scanning
No
Max Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Max ADF Scan Size
8.5" x 14"
Flatbed Hinge Adjustability
0.00" (0 mm)
Fax
Yes
Copy
Yes
OCR Included
Software

The OCR (optical character recognition) is software-based, meaning you can only initiate the OCR scan from the computer. It works well but sometimes makes mistakes with special characters. If you need a printer with duplex scanning, check out the HP OfficeJet Pro 9125e.

7.5
Design
Scan Quality
Max Scan Resolution
1,200 DPI
Max Scan Color Depth
24Bit

The scan quality is good. The image processing is a little too aggressive, removing some finer details, like the lines in the graph and the watermark.

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

This is a corded printer without a battery.

Document
9.5
Document
Black & White Documents
Color Ink Needed For Black & White
No

This printer prints black-and-white documents exceptionally well. Text looks sharp, and all the smaller, fine elements are present and easy to see.

9.5
Document
Color Documents

The print quality of color documents is outstanding. The finer elements are visible, albeit faint. The only other minor complaint is that the colors are washed out.

7.9
Document
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
18.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
34.99 US$
Black-Only Printing Cost
0.077 US$/print
Color Printing Cost
0.128 US$/print
Photo Printing Cost
0.340 US$/print
Ink Subscription
Optional

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 comes with six months of free ink through HP+, HP's ink subscription service. However, subscribing to the service will block you from using any third-party ink cartridges in the future, even if you terminate your enrollment. Also, the printer must have a continuous internet connection to function, as HP continually updates the firmware to block the use of third-party cartridges.

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8035e variant includes 12 months of free ink instead of six. If you want a similar printer with a lower cost-per-print, check out the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e.

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 output tray holds 60 sheets of paper.

Document
Document Printing Sizes
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
Max Paper Weight
280 g/m²
Photo
6.0
Photo
Color Gamut

This printer has a mediocre color gamut. Its narrow color range causes significant loss of fine details, which you can easily see when comparing the sample (parrots) picture to the same photo printed on the professional-grade Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 and the original photo. Also, color transitions look grainy.

7.0
Photo
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
6.05

The color accuracy is decent. Photos look relatively natural; there's just an overly warm tone.

8.5
Photo
Small Details
Max Print Resolution (DPI)
4800 x 1200

This printer reproduces small details well. Fine and distant elements are easily identifiable. However, the contrast could be better, and the halftones are very prominent, softening the edges of objects.

9.5
Photo
Photo Printing Sizes
Glossy Paper (4" x 6") Yes
Glossy Paper (5" x 7") Yes
Glossy Paper (8" x 10") Yes
Glossy Paper (8.5" x 11") Yes
Glossy Paper (13" x 19") No
Borderless Printing
Yes
Mobile App And Connectivity
8.0
Mobile App And Connectivity
Connectivity
Ethernet
Yes
USB Input To Computer
Yes
Wireless 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, but it's only for setup purposes, not for printing.

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 Smart app is feature-rich. It lets you 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 Fully
macOS Fully
Chrome OS Fully

You don't need to install the drivers manually on Windows devices. You can install the HP Smart app, which automatically updates the drivers, making the installation process more straightforward and user-friendly. 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 even then, you can only print, not scan. Like Windows, installing the HP Smart (Android version from Google Play Store) app makes the process easier. There's no need to install drivers or applications on Macs.