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HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed May 14, 2020 at 09:07 am
HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 Picture
Small/Home Office
Black & White
Casual Photo
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is a great printer for nearly all uses, whether it's for a professional office setting or a small dorm room. It has a robust build and it's well-designed to give you easy access to the ink cartridges, making the process quick and frustration-free. Its printing color accuracy may not be suitable for professionals who work in fields such as print media, but it should be fine if you're just printing casually. It has a low cost-per-print, especially for black-only documents, and it prints quickly, which is great when you're in a hurry. Overall, this printer has a good balance of performance and features that most people should be satisfied with.

Our Verdict

8.2 Family

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is a great family printer. The quality of printed photos is decent, with a good amount of fine details and vibrancy in the colors, but it's not the most color-accurate. It can print a lot of pages at a low cost, whether it's in black only or color, and the scanner has outstanding features, including an automatic feeder, two-sided scanning, and a lid that can extend to accommodate thicker documents such as books. HP's mobile app is decent as well, however, it can't print Microsoft Office files directly from the app.

  • Excellent build quality.
  • Outstanding cost-per-print.
  • Sheetfed scanner with duplex scanning.
  • Mediocre color accuracy.
  • Mobile app can't print Microsoft Office files.
8.3 Small/Home Office

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is a great printer for home or small offices. It allows you to print a lot of pages before needing to change the ink cartridges, and it prints at a quick pace for black or color documents. It's well-built, has outstanding scanning features, and its excellent wireless connectivity options let you place the printer anywhere when multiple users are sharing the same printer.

  • Excellent build quality.
  • Great printing speed.
  • Sheetfed scanner with duplex scanning.
  • Mobile app can't print Microsoft Office files.
8.2 Student

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is a great printer for students. It prints black and color documents very quickly, which is great for those times when you need to turn in a paper before the deadline. You can connect to the printer through Wi-Fi or print directly from a portable USB drive. The scanner's lid has hinges that can extend to accommodate thick books, and it has an automatic document feeder as well as a duplex scanning feature, so you don't have to scan two-sided documents manually, which can be time-consuming.

  • Excellent build quality.
  • Great printing speed.
  • Outstanding cost-per-print.
  • No Bluetooth support.
  • Mobile app can't print Microsoft Office files.
8.4 Black & White

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is an impressive printer for printing black and white documents. It allows you to print a large number at a low cost, and while the first page can take a bit longer, subsequent pages come out much faster, which is great for large printing jobs. Its ink cartridges can yield a lot of pages before needing replacement and the printer also accepts high-yield cartridges. Its two front paper trays can hold a lot of paper, and its automatic document feeder makes it easy to scan multiple pages.

  • Excellent build quality.
  • Great printing speed.
  • Outstanding cost-per-print.
7.5 Casual Photo

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is a good printer for printing photos. Although its color accuracy is just mediocre, it prints fairly decent quality photos with lots of detail. It has a high color page yield, which leads to a low cost-per-print. It can print on glossy photo paper and it supports most photo paper sizes.

  • Excellent build quality.
  • Outstanding cost-per-print.
  • Mediocre color accuracy.
  • 8.2 Family
  • 8.3 Small/Home Office
  • 8.2 Student
  • 8.4 Black & White
  • 7.5 Casual Photo
  1. Update 9/11/2020: Fixed mistake on max scanning resolution from mobile app.
  2. Update 6/8/2020: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

Test Results

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Build & Design Quality

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 has an excellent design and build quality. Its full plastic construction feels sturdy and the power cord is removable, making it easy to replace should it get damaged. The ink cartridges are easily accessible from the front panel, and you only have to lift the top scanner lid and the rear side panel to remove any potential jammed paper. The front input trays have sliders that adjust to the paper's size, and you can have photo paper and regular paper in different trays on the front.

Unfortunately, while it's great that the hinges on the scanner's lid can extend to accommodate thicker documents like books, they feel quite fragile and the lid can detach from the hinges if overextended, exposing the wires. Once the lid is off, it's difficult to re-align the hinges, which is necessary for closing the scanner lid. Also, opening and closing the front paper tray can be rather challenging.

Height 12.6" (31.9 cm)
Width 17.2" (43.7 cm)
Depth 15.6" (39.6 cm)
26.4 lbs (12.0 kg)

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is fairly bulky. It's not much larger than the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015, but it's taller and heavier.

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

The HP Pro 9025 has an excellent display console. It's very responsive, it provides audible feedback, and it can tilt for better visibility. There's a 'Home' and 'Back' button at the bottom of the screen (not shown), and the settings are easy to navigate.

Note that the printer is advertised as having a 6.6cm display screen, however, this is an edge to edge measurement. We measure the screen diagonally.

In The Box

  • Power cord
  • 1 x HP 962 Black ink cartridge
  • 1 x HP 962 Magenta ink cartridge
  • 1 x HP 962 Cyan ink cartridge
  • 1 x HP 962 Yellow ink cartridge
  • User guide

Photo Cartridge
Number Of Color Cartridges
Black Cartridge Model
HP 962 Black
Tested Black Page Yield
58.00 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
1102 prints
Color Cartridge Model
HP 962 C/M/Y
Tested Color Page Yield
35.00 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
744 prints
High Yield Cartridge
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 has an excellent cartridge system, allowing you to print a large number of pages before the cartridges run dry. There are third-party ink cartridges available; however, we haven't received them yet. We'll provide an update once we've received and tested them.

Scan Flatbed
Scan Sheetfed
Automatic Document Feeder
Duplex Scanning
Scan Resolution
1200 DPI
Scan Color Depth
24 bit
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"

Update 09/11/2020: Clarified text on max resolution of scanning from the scanner to a phone or mobile device.

The HP 9025 has exceptional scanning features. While the automatic document feeder drops the scanning resolution to 300 DPI, it can scan both sides of a two-sided document. If you need higher resolution for scanning photos, the flatbed scanner goes up to 1200 DPI. However, if you scan directly to your phone, it scans at a max resolution of 300 DPI. The scanner lid can also extend slightly to accommodate thicker documents. It's limited to letter-sized (8.5" x 11") documents, though, so if you need something with a larger flatbed, consider the Epson WorkForce WF-7720.

Black Cartridge Price
32.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
63.99 US$
Black Only Printing
0.030 US$/print
Color Printing
0.086 US$/print
Photo Printing
0.229 US$/print
Ink Subscription

The cost-per-print of the HP 9025 is outstanding. Printing in black only is very affordable, even in large numbers, but the cost of printing color documents rises at a much faster rate the more you print. If you tend to print a lot, the printer accepts high-yield cartridges, and you can also subscribe to HP's ink subscription, which is a service provided by HP to automatically ship you new cartridges when ink levels are low.

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

Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
18 PPM
Color Document
14 PPM
Photo Printing Time
38.3 sec
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
11.3 sec
Duplex Printing
Input Tray Capacity
500 pages

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 has a great printing speed. It takes a bit longer to print out the first page of a black text document; however, subsequent pages are much faster. Printing color documents is slightly slower, and even longer for photo printing, although still faster than the OfficeJet Pro 9015.

Color Accuracy
Average Color dE

The printing color accuracy of the HP 9025 is mediocre. It shouldn't be a problem if you're just printing casually, but it's not recommended for those who need accurate color reproduction, such as print media.

Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing

The HP 9025 has decent photo printing quality. Colors look decently vibrant and there's a good amount of fine details. However, there's a bit of banding in certain shades of gray and darker areas are less defined. If you want a similar printer with much better photo printing quality, check out the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015.

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.

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 9025 has two front input trays that are adjustable and support most common paper formats.

Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App And Connectivity
USB Input To Computer
Wi-Fi via Router
Wi-Fi Direct
External Storage Support
Apple AirPrint
Mopria Print Service

The HP 9025 has excellent connectivity options. It can be connected directly to a computer via a USB input on the back of the printer, and unlike the Canon PIXMA G7020, it has a secondary USB port on the front that supports external drives. You can also print wirelessly using AirPrint on iOS devices and Mopria on Android. The only downside is the lack of Bluetooth support.

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

Update 09/11/2020: Clarified text on max resolution of scanning from the phone.

The HP Smart mobile printing app is decent. It lets you manage your HP ink subscription if you're subscribed to it, and you can scan documents directly from the app at a maximum resolution of 96 dpi. You can print directly from the app and send picture documents as well.

Compared to other printers

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is an overall great printer that's suitable for a variety of uses. It's one of the best all-in-ones in its price range due to its full-feature scanner, low cost-per-print, and fast printing speed. For other options, you can also check out our recommendations for the best all-in-one printers, the best home printers, and the best inkjet printers.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 and the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 are closely related and they offer largely the same features and performance. The 9025 can yield slightly more black and color pages, making its overall cost-per-print lower. The 9025 also prints faster and has a larger input tray; however, the 9015's photo printing quality is much better.

HP OfficeJet Pro 7740

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9020 and the HP OfficeJet 7740 are similarly performing printers. The Pro 9020 is slightly more cost-effective per page for color and photo printing, it has a faster print time, and its display screen is slightly larger. However, the Pro 7740 has a wider flatbed scanner, as well as better color accuracy, and photo printing quality. It can also print tabloid size (11" x 17") documents. 

Brother MFC-J995DW

For home use, the Brother MFC-J995DW is better than the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025. The Brother has a significantly higher black and color page yield, making it more cost-effective over time. The Brother prints much higher quality photos, but its lack of duplex scanning capability makes it less suitable for office use than the HP. Also, the HP prints a lot faster and it has more connectivity options.

Canon PIXMA G7020

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is a better overall printer for black and white printing as well as small/home offices than the Canon PIXMA G7020. The HP is quicker at printing all kinds of documents, it can duplex scan, and it has external storage support, which is handy if you need to print off of a USB thumb drive. On the other hand, the Canon uses a supertank system, so it can yield more pages per cartridge, and its cost-per-print is more affordable too.

HP LaserJet Pro M15w

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is a better overall printer than the HP LaserJet Pro M15w. Both printers have excellent cost-per-print and build qualities, but the 9025 prints faster, it includes a scanner, and it can print in color. That said, the 9025 is significantly more expensive.

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