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ExpressVPN

(4.7)

Based on 5353 reviews
www.expressvpn.com

Payment methods
Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, iDeal, American Express, Discover, Sofort, Giropay, Bitcoin, Visa Electron, JCB, AliPay, Diners & Web Money
Apps for
Android, Windows, MacOSX, iOS, AndroidTV, Chrome, Firefox & Amazon Fire TV
Protocols
IKEv2, OpenVPN, L2TP, IPSec & PPTP
Other
Free trial
30 days money-back-guarantee
Doesn’t keep logs
3000+ Servers
94+ Countries
160+ Server locations
Contact methods
Social Media
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Rating

BesteVPN.nl has a total of 5353 reviews for ExpressVPN. In total BesteVPN.nl has 49772 reviews. Which means that 11% of all reviews is about ExpressVPN. Our visitors give ExpressVPN an average of 4.7 stars. The average score on BesteVPN.nl is 4.5. With this, ExpressVPN scores higher than average.

ExpressVPN Review

This is the review page of ExpressVPN. Here you will find an in-depth analysis of the use of the VPN service at ExpressVPN. In this review, we look in more detail at the following elements: Speed, installation, app use, the number of servers and countries, support and the various packages and payment options.

ExpressVPN speedtest

We perform speed tests with speedtest.net. In addition, we opt for the server determined by speedtest.net and a multi-connection. First we perform the test without the connection with VPN and then with a VPN connection. We perform these two tests directly one after the other *. After comparing speed with and without VPN, we then perform a test on a VPN server in America.

The speed at our test location is very high. This allows us to fully test the speed of the VPN service.

Speedtest without connection to VPNSpeedtest without connection to VPN
Speedtest connected with VPNSpeedtest connected with VPN
Speedtest connected with VPN in the USASpeedtest connected with VPN in the USA

The speeds at ExpressVPN are very high. Of course the speeds without VPN are not achieved, but the speed that is achieved is more than sufficient to be able to do everything online without bothering you with the VPN connection. With the connection to the American VPN you see that upload, in contrast to the download, does fall sharply. You won’t get any problems with this. Your American VPN is generally used for streaming, with the download speed being the biggest factor.

* Despite the fact that we perform the tests as directly as possible after each other, a speed test depends on many causes. As a result, a speed test is always indicative.

ExpressVPN Ease of installation

The ease of installation at ExpressVPN is very high. After making the payment you will immediately see the screen to download your preferred app. We opted for the Mac installation. In this screen a clear download button appears with an activation code that you have to enter later in the installation process to make your account active in the app.

Download your appDownload your app
Copy your activation codeCopy your activation code
The app is ready for useThe app is ready for use

We have downloaded and tested the Mac app, but ExpressVPN offers many more apps for different systems. See them all below.

All apps of ExpressVPNAll apps of ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN app easy of use

In this analysis, we thoroughly tested the Mac version of the app and found out whether it is handy and functional. The app chooses the best server for you to connect to, your so-called Smart Location (in our case Netherlands - The Hague). Of course you can also choose which server you want to connect to yourself. Switching between different servers is very fast and very intuitive.

The app is well-arrangedThe app is well-arranged
Choose a server from the listChoose a server from the list

In the app it is also possible to indicate which VPN protocol you want to use to connect to the servers. By default, these values are set to an automatic selection. The app then chooses the protocol that is most suitable for you at that time. Do you want to be in control? Then you can easily adjust that in the app.

Choose a protocol yourself or determine automaticallyChoose a protocol yourself or determine automatically

The app also gives the possibility to do a speed test to all VPN servers that ExpressVPN offers. We have of course tested this but are not very satisfied with it. The function can be useful if you have no insight at all. We believe, however, that you often make the choice yourself to which server you can connect and the test took a very long time to complete, during the test we chose to abort the test because it took us too long.

Do a speedtest to determine the fastest serverDo a speedtest to determine the fastest server

ExpressVPN servers and countries

At ExpressVPN you can connect to approximately 3000 servers, at 160 locations in 94 countries. This gives you enough options to always be able to connect to the right server or location. The number of servers at ExpressVPN is really great and therefore scores very well.

A lot of servers to choose fromA lot of servers to choose from

ExpressVPN support

We are going to test the support of ExpressVPN by starting a live chat about a fairly simple question. We then look at how quickly customer service responds and how quickly our question is answered. In addition, we also check whether the customer service representative is friendly to us, even though we ask a fairly simple question.

After asking the question I received an answer from a person after 10 seconds. He first asked for our email address in order to be able to reach me in the event of a broken chat. After giving the email address it took 3 minutes before the question was actually answered. The answer was sufficient and accurate. When canceling the chat we asked to send us a copy of the chat to our email. I received the email with the chat history 3 hours later.

After sharing these results, we look at the support page of ExpressVPN. Is the support page intuitive? Do you find the answers to your questions quickly?

The support page of ExpressVPN is clearThe support page of ExpressVPN is clear

The support page is well-arranged and easy to reach. There is a clear search function available, which helped perfectly with our searches. Furthermore, you can quickly click through to the most frequently asked questions, live chat (24/7 support) and manuals for setting up the VPN. They have made many videos to provide simple explanations about the use of the VPN connection.

ExpressVPN packages and payment options

At ExpressVPN they have one product and that product is exactly what you are looking for, VPN. The costs at ExpressVPN are quite high, but they also provide a high-quality VPN service for that. As with many, the longer you order the service, the lower the cost per month. View the costs per period in the table below.

Package Connections Data limit Renews automatically Length Package price
VPN 5 No limit Yes 30 dagen € 11,78 Order
180 € 54,54 Order
1 jaar € 90,92 Order

You can try the services at ExpressVPN by taking out a subscription and canceling your subscription within 30 days if you don’t like it. Within these 30 days, they have a money-back-guarantee. We have tried this money-back-guarantee. We were promised the money back without asking, and yes, within 3 working days we had the money back on our account.

You can pay in 14 ways at ExpressVPN. This allows you to use almost all possible payment options at ExpressVPN. Paying with Bitcoin is also possible, this ensures that you remain even more anonymous.

Conclusion review about ExpressVPN

We are very happy with the service that ExpressVPN offers. The VPN service is fast, the app is easy to use and support helps you exactly where you need it. All these plus points come with a high price, which we at BesteVPN.nl therefore also find the only real disadvantage. After this review we definitely recommend you to try ExpressVPN!

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Reviews


richardrivasperez gave ExpressVPN: 5 stars

I have had very good experience using ExpressVPN. I have used it for almost two years, The service is reliable and the customer service good and useful. Keep the good work!

katayox gave ExpressVPN: 5 stars

I m using ExpressVPN From Few Months now ... & i m really satisfied Its very quick To connect & Give really high speed even for downloading ... And ExpressVPN Also Works Great With Streaming Services like Netflix or Primevideo ... Its gives really good Experience & Unblock all sites really well .

Mikiel Barreras gave ExpressVPN: 5 stars

ExpressVPN has been my go to while overseas for work. It allows me to still watch Netflix, and access websites that I would not otherwise be able to. All in all they may have gotten their lifetime customer out of me. I highly recommend it for anyone traveling overseas, and even if you are stateside it is still very useful practicing sites and protecting your data and privacy.

Arne gave ExpressVPN: 5 stars

ExpressVPN not only helped me during my 3 years in China,but also after my return to Europe, because you can get past the various protectionistic efforts which some countries run on a national basis. But just as important, if you have a problem with ExpressVPN, their service staff is second to none!

John gave ExpressVPN: 5 stars

Express VPN does what it says it will do.I feel safer usung it.No spying on you from anyone.Great product.

AndreiM gave ExpressVPN: 5 stars

Best VPN available. Maybe their price is expensiver than other providers but their no-log policy was confirmed and their servers are the fastest.

Sir Belphegory gave ExpressVPN: 4 stars

I have used Cyberghost for a few months....then I used NordVPN for another 2 months...and ExpressVPN blew all of them out of the water. Been on ExpressVPN for 3 months now and loving it! Torrents are fast, web browsing is awesome. I couldn't give 5 stars as there has been a handful of slowdowns on my nearest server in my country...but once changing to UK or France it was fine, and then changing back the next day it was full speed again. Also after running all the tests on this site here: www dot stationx dot net/browser-privacy-security-and-tracking-test-sites/ ExpressVPN covered everything....not one leak of info....not one errant DNS misdirect....nothing! I unfortunately cant say the same for Cyberghost or NordVPN. Don't hesitate....investigate.....and you will come to the same conclusion.

eric gregory gave ExpressVPN: 5 stars

I'm currently stationed in Germany and It Is so hard to watch my favorite shows or listen to my favorite music over here without VPN Express. Plus the added protection it adds is just icing on the cake! Literally to get it to work you install it and press a button. Easiest app I've ever used too, I use it every day! Love it!

Mark B gave ExpressVPN: 5 stars

These are the best features of ExpressVPN for Android phones: 1) Unparalleled customer service – not just compared to other VPN providers, but compared to virtually any other company that I've ever dealt with. They really go the extra mile; and when they say they strive for 'complete customer satisfaction', they actually mean it! Their 24/7 live support is phenomenonal – the wait time is hardly ever more than 5 minutes (often it's under 2 minutes). 2) Overall, very fast speeds. Not necessarily THE fastest, but right up there as one of the fastest. Moreover, their servers are consistently fast over long periods of time and across many countries. 3) Capable of defeating all geo-blocking! They're one of the few VPN providers left standing that are able to give users access to BBC iPlayer (I personally use BBC iPlayer as the litmus test for any VPN, rather than Netflix), after the BBC launched a fanatical crackdown on VPNs at the beginning of 2018. On the rare occasions that I find I'm blocked, their 24/7 live support can normally advise which alternative UK servers are still working. ExpressVPN is also one of the few VPNs that I've tried that works with Amazon Prime Video (their major US servers usually work – once again, on the rare occasions that I find I'm blocked, their 24/7 live support can normally advise which alternative US servers are still working (if none are working – which almost never happens – then the downtime is no longer than 48 hours)). 4) ExpressVPN use their own private & encrypted DNS resolvers – a really big factor w.r.t. Internet privacy. Encrypted DNS queries are the most overlooked factor in Internet privacy – in fact, it kind kind of defeats the purpose of using a VPN if your DNS queries aren't encrypted! Moreover, ExpressVPN have an outstanding 3-in-1 button on the app that allows users to have total peace of mind: a check of your spoofed IP address (with confirmation that you're connected to the correct ExpressVPN server); a DNS leak test; and a WebRTC leak test. Many other VPN providers make users rely on 3rd party software tools if they wish to check this important information. 5) The term 'military grade encryption' (a meaningless term that drives me nuts!) is bandied about by practically every VPN provider on the market – but in the case of ExpressVPN, they simply use the highest standards of encryption currently available. This means OpenVPN using AES-256 (TCP and/or UDP), coupled with SHA-512 & RSA-4096. (I certainly don't pretend to fully understand the technical aspects of encryption protocols! However, from reading layman's guides to this difficult-to-understand area, I'm able to grasp the general gist of it – and I know that the encryption protocols summarised above are extremely strong indeed). Furthermore, ExpressVPN employs Perfect Forward Secrecy – another big factor in its favour. PFS is a little easier to understand than the encryption protocols themselves. What it means is that in the highly unlikely event that the NSA (or some other adversary) was able to break the encryption code, they would NOT get very far – they wouldn't be able to decrypt any data from past sessions; nor would they be able to decrypt your Internet traffic for future sessions. (That's because ExpressVPN automatically negotiates a new secret key every 60 minutes – this 60-minute re-keying process guarantees your “forward secrecy,” so the most an adversary could obtain, if they managed to compromise your keys, would be up to 60 minutes worth of data). 6) Last, but not least, are the logging policies of ExpressVPN. The topic of precisely what VPN providers in general log (merely claiming to be a 'logless VPN' should generally be taken with a grain of salt, unless further evidence is provided and/or the VPN provider's privacy/logging policy is clearly & unambiguously spelt out); and what any particular VPN provider logs; generates more heated debate/discussion than other aspect of a VPN service. [Readers might want to consult Comparitech's overview of this issue – published by Aimee O'Driscoll on August 19, 2018 under their VPN section]. In a nutshell, ExpressVPN engages in no logging activities that would be of concern to the vast majority of users (they're logging policy is readily available for potential users to scrutinise before signing up). None of ExpressVPN's servers stores any data that would enable anyone to link online Internet activity with specific, individual users. Most importantly, a user's real IP address is never logged under any circumstances. Are there any downsides to ExpressVPN's Android app? There's a few worth mentioning. Firstly, ExpressVPN desperately needs a 'kill switch' – it's a significant feature that's lacking and is long overdue. Secondly, the Android app has a rather disconcerting 'feature' which results in a user's Internet traffic temporarily being unencrypted whenever the user connects to a different server, or even switches from a WiFi connection to mobile data (and vice versa). Thirdly, whenever the VPN connection drops (which might occur once or twice every few hours), no alert is given to the user to inform them of this fact. I, for one, have been horrified occasionally to discover that several hours have elapsed after a VPN drop-out: all that time spent with my Website traffic 100% visible! None of these flaws exist in the Windows version of ExpressVPN, and I can only hope that they'll be rectified on the Android version. Finally, yes – ExpressVPN is darn expensive (but not obscenely so). I encourage potential buyers to make use of the '15 months deal' offered by ExpressVPN (I can't provide a specific URL, but you won't have to look very far before you come across it). So far, I've made good use of this deal twice – so I've qualified for a total of 30 months subscription for the price of 24. Overall, ExpressVPN is outstanding. I give it a score of 9/10. [I certify that this is an honest and forthright review – and no incentives whatsoever were offered by ExpressVPN].

Tommaso Colli gave ExpressVPN: 5 stars

Express VPN is by far the best VPN I have tried so far. It is the most reliable, at least for China, which is the country where I live. I have tried many others, but Express is faster, way more stable, and whenever I have an issue, the guys of the support chat are always available to help me. Yes, it is a little more expensive than other VPNs, but ultimately, it is worth it to spend few more bucks to ensure you can always use it.

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