ExpressVPN – review (2019)

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ExpressVPN 2019

ExpressVPN is a fairly well-known VPN service that offers access to over 2,000 servers located in over 140 cities in 94 countries around the world. Most servers are physical servers. The service offers only a few virtual servers.

The company’s head office is located on the BVI Islands.

 

ExpressVPN – Settings

 

ExpressVPN offers a large enough number of options in the settings.

ExpressVPN - settings 01 2019

ExpressVPN - settings 02 2019

ExpressVPN - settings 03 2019

ExpressVPN - settings 04 2019

A separate window with application settings is not a very convenient solution, but it is also not a factor disqualifying this particular network.

 

ExpressVPN – Locations

 

The servers used by ExpressVPN are located in over 90 countries in almost 150 cities around the world. Most servers are physical servers. Only a few virtual servers are available.

Examples of locations can be found on the following screens.

ExpressVPN - server list 01 2019

ExpressVPN - server list 02 2019

ExpressVPN mobile - server list 01 2019

ExpressVPN mobile - server list 02 2019

A noteworthy feature is the division into all servers and servers particularly recommended in terms of user’s location. The Windows application has an additional tab with recently used servers.

P2P networks work on most available servers.

 

ExpressVPN – speed tests – PC

 

Before performing particular tests, I check the parameters of the direct connection.

ExpressVPN - disconnected 01 - speed test 2019

Download speed is 53.3 Mb/s, upload speed 25.6 Mb/s, ping 33 ms.

 

Germany

 

ExpressVPN - Germany 2019

ExpressVPN - Germany - speed test 2019

The download speed (23.4 Mb/s) is 43.9% of the download speed of the direct connection (53.3 Mb/s).

The upload speed (19.4 Mb/s) is 75.7% of the upload speed of the direct connection (25.6 Mb/s).

Ping extended by 96 ms – 33 ms = 63 ms.

 

United Kingdom

 

ExpressVPN - United Kingdom 2019

ExpressVPN - United Kingdom - speed test 2019

The download speed (23.7 Mb/s) is 44.5% of the speed of the direct connection (53.3 Mb/s).

The upload speed (15 Mb/s) is 58.5% of the direct connection upload speed (25.6 Mb/s).

Ping increased by 124 ms – 33 ms = 91 ms.

 

United States

 

Before performing these two tests, I check the parameters of the direct connection again.

ExpressVPN - disconnected 02 - speed test 2019

This time the download is 53.3 Mb/s, upload 26.4 Mb/s, ping 33 ms.

 

New York

 

ExpressVPN - United States New York 2019

ExpressVPN - United States New York - speed test 2019

This connection is very fast for a connection via a server located in the USA.

The download speed (22.7 Mb/s) is up to 42.5% of the download speed of a direct connection (53.3 Mb/s).

The upload speed (12 Mb/s) is 45.4% of the speed of the direct connection (26.4 Mb/s).

Ping was extended by 155 ms – 33 ms = 122 ms.

 

Los Angeles

 

ExpressVPN - United States Los Angeles 2019

ExpressVPN - United States Los Angeles - speed test 2019

The download speed (17 Mb/s) is 31.9% of the download speed of the direct connection (53.3 Mb/s).

The upload speed (5.98 Mb/s) is 22.6% of the direct connection speed (26.4 Mb/s).

Ping increased by 221 ms – 33 ms = 188 ms.

The average grade from the above four tests is 4.00 for all applications and 5.00 for viewing text, photos and watching video in SD and HD quality.

ExpressVPN - speed tests PC - average 2019

 

ExpressVPN – speed tests – mobile

 

Before performing the next series of tests I first check the parameters of the direct connection.

ExpressVPN mobile - disconnected - speed test 01 2019

The download speed is 60.8 Mb/s, the upload speed is 26.2 Mb/s, ping 32 ms.

 

Germany

 

ExpressVPN mobile - Germany 2019

ExpressVPN mobile - Germany - speed test 2019

The download speed (25.9 Mb/s) is 42.6% of the download speed of a direct connection (60.8 Mb/s).

The upload speed (18.7 Mb/s) is 71.3% of the speed of the direct connection (26.2 Mb/s).

Ping increased by 82 ms – 32 ms = 50 ms.

 

United Kingdom

 

ExpressVPN mobile - United Kingdom 2019

ExpressVPN mobile - United Kingdom - speed test 2019

Download speed (25.9 Mb/s) is 42.5% download speed of a direct connection (60.8 Mb/s).

The upload speed (17.3 Mb/s) is 65.8% of the direct connection speed (26.2 Mb/s).

Ping increased by 108 ms – 32 ms = 76 ms.

 

United States

 

Before performing the other two tests, I check the parameters of the direct connection again.

ExpressVPN mobile - disconnected - speed test 02 2019

 

New York

 

ExpressVPN mobile - United States New York 2019

ExpressVPN mobile - United States New York - speed test 2019

The download speed (23.7 Mb/s) is 39.8% of the speed of the direct connection (59.6 Mb/s).

The upload speed (7.8 Mb/s) is 32.1% of upload speed of the direct connection (24.4 Mb/s).

Ping was extended by 243 ms – 28 ms = 215 ms.

 

Los Angeles

 

ExpressVPN mobile - United States Los Angeles 2019

ExpressVPN mobile - United States Los Angeles - speed test 2019

Download speed (8.5 Mb/s) is 14.3% of the download speed of a direct connection (59.6 Mb/s).

The upload speed (0.77 Mb/s) is only 3.1% of the speed of the direct connection (24.4 Mb/s).

Ping was extended by 383 ms – 28 ms = 355 ms.

This connection (due to the large distance and high ping) is too weak for live broadcasts (Skype, WhatsApp, online games). However, it’s good enough to browse the web freely and watch HD videos.

The average grade from four tests on Android is 3.85 for all applications and 5.00 for browsing text, photos and watching SD/HD video.

ExpressVPN - speed tests mobile - average 2019

 

Additional Information

 

  1. When I tested ExpressVPN in 2018, I had a lot of problems with this service. In 2019, it turns out that it is one of the best VPN services on the market in every aspect! The only downside can be a fairly high price and for some people the fact that it is allowed to use the service at the same time for a maximum of three devices.
  2. Watch out for the fairly common ExpressVPN offers that you can purchase for $6.67 a month. Yes, there is such a price. The problem, however, is that this offer does not include the renewal of the service! As you can see in the screen below, initially a fee of USD 99.95 is charged with the activation of the service for 15 months. Later, however, with each renewal, the service is extended for one year. In total, the price per month is 8.32 USD.

ExpressVPN 6,67 2019

If you want to test the service and get 30 additional days for free, click this link.

ExpressVPN 30 days free 2019

 

ExpressVPN – Pros & Cons

 

Pros:

– very fast connection speed on Windows and Android;

– servers (almost 100% physical) located in over 90 countries in the world;

– a user-friendly application for computers and mobile devices;

– a large number of options available in the application settings;

– application available on: Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, Android, and on routers and browsers: Chrome, Safari, Firefox;

– a wide range of protocols encrypting the transmission;

– P2P network support on virtually any server;

this is one of the best VPN networks for people who want to use Netflix, Kodi, Hulu, BBC iPlayer, etc.

I have completely no issues with this service.

Cons:

– a little too pricey.

ExpressVPN – review (2019)
5 (100%) 5 votes

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