ExpressVPN Review

ExpressVPN is a popular VPN provider that has a huge share of the market. It’s top rated among many VPN review sites, but does it deserve the accolades?

Rated #7 out of 10 VPNs

  • Speed test:
  • Netflix: Yes (by talking to live chat).
  • Torrenting: Yes.
  • Customer Service live chat : Yes with restrictions.
  • Logging policy: No logging policy.
  • Cost: $12.95 or $99 a year.

 

PROS+

#1 Great Apps (PC + Mobile)

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ExpressVPN has a very pleasant software that feels immaculate and modern. The application doesn’t have obnoxious social media icons or a bloated interface. There are excellent visual cues like a green bar that loads when you’re connecting.

The application is very straightforward and easy to use, and mainly consists of a connection interface, and then a settings interface.

It’s easy to change your protocols in the application, (which should you use?) but there aren’t as many options within the settings that we are used to seeing.

It does have some DNS leak protection by enforcing the use of Express VPN DNS servers while connected to the VPN. ExpressVPN also updated their main application recently to include stronger 256-bit AES encryption as well as a network kill switch.

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ExpressVPN has crafted an incredible mobile application that is very user-friendly and easy on the eyes. It’s designed to be intuitive, with a big map that illustrates how you’re connecting to your chosen VPN server.

There’s some other information that shows your account details, but not much other areas for areas for customization.

#2 Lots of Servers!

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ExpressVPN has an excellent server selection with availability in over 100 cities in 78 countries. While the app does tend to mismatch your recommended server, you can quickly find the closest server to connect to that will give you stellar speeds.

Privacy 9/10

ExpressVPN use to have weaker security (128-bit blowfish), but in a recent update, they’ve really stepped up their game with 256-bit AES encryption and stronger RSA keys.

Speeds 10/10

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ExpressVPN is no slouch–that’s for sure. When we tested their servers, we always received high speeds–especially closer ones to our location. Speeds were tested as high as 170 Mbps, and our download rate for BitTorrent was equally as impressive around 20 Mbps.

Support 7/10

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ExpressVPN does have live chat but’s only available on standard GMT. Their live chat is magnificent, and the refund policy is also fair. The support articles and their site are also very helpful, even if their services are easy to use in the first place.

#1 EXPENSIVE?

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ExpressVPN is significantly more expensive than other VPNs. For only one month, you have to pay $12.95. For  six  months, you have to pay $59.95, and for a whole year, you have to pay $99.95.

ExpressVPN does accept Bitcoin and other common forms of payment, and they do support a reliable refund policy up to 30 days.

Verdict

ExpressVPN is one of the fastest and easiest to use VPNs there is! We loved the graphical presentation, but as a provider, they still have some room to grow as far as security and privacy are concerned.

 

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