HideMyAss! – review (2019)

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HideMyAss 2019

HideMyAss! is a very well-known VPN network with headquarters in Great Britain. This network offers access to servers in more than 280 locations.

 

HideMyAss! – Settings

 

The number of options available in the application settings is not too big.

HideMyAss - settings 01 2019

HideMyAss - settings 02 2019

HideMyAss - settings 03 2019

Android version of this app also has very few settings.

HideMyAss mobile - settings 01 2019

HideMyAss mobile - settings 02 2019

HideMyAss mobile - settings 03 2019

In both versions of the application it is not possible to select the data transmission protocol.

 

HideMyAss! – Locations

 

HideMyAss! offers the largest number of locations among all VPN services. Servers are available in more than 280 cities in around 200 countries around the world.

As you can see in the screenshot below, some servers support P2P networks, some are adapted to stream audio and video. Some servers are of course virtual servers.

HideMyAss - locations 2019

 

HideMyAss! – speed tests – PC

 

Before performing further tests, I first check the speed of the direct connection.

HideMyAss - disconnected 01 - speed test 2019

Download speed is 48.7 Mb/s, upload speed 25.5 Mb/s, ping 33 ms.

 

Germany

 

HideMyAss - Germany 2019

HideMyAss - Germany - speed test 2019

In case of this connection, the result is very good.

The download speed (27.5 Mb/s) is 56.4% of the download speed of the direct connection (48.7 Mb/s).

The upload speed (22.8 Mb/s) is 89.5% of the direct connection speed (25.5 Mb/s).

Ping extended by 71 ms – 33 ms = 38 ms.

 

United Kingdom

 

HideMyAss - United Kingdom 2019

HideMyAss - United Kingdom - speed test 2019

The parameters of this connection are also excellent.

The download speed (27.3 Mb/s) is 56% of the speed of the direct connection (48.7 Mb/s).

The upload speed (15.5 Mb/s) is 60.9% of the transmission speed of the direct connection (25.5 Mb/s).

Ping was extended by 85 ms – 33 ms = 52 ms.

 

United States

 

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

HideMyAss - disconnected 02 - speed test 2019

Download speed is 51.1 Mb/s this time, upload speed 25.6 Mb/s, ping 34 ms.

 

New York

 

HideMyAss - United States New York 2019

HideMyAss - United States New York - speed test 2019

The above parameters are very good for a US connection.

The download speed (9.1 Mb/s) is 17.9% of the download speed of the direct connection (51.1 Mb/s).

The upload speed (18.2 Mb/s) is up to 71.2% of the direct connection speed (25.6 Mb/s).

Ping was extended by 156 ms – 34 ms = 122 ms.

 

Los Angeles

 

HideMyAss - United States Los Angeles 2019

HideMyAss - United States Los Angeles - speed test 2019

This connection is very fast for such a long distance.

The download speed (7.4 Mb/s) is 14.5% of the download speed of the direct connection (51.1 Mb/s).

The upload speed (10.7 Mb/s) is 42% of the speed of the direct connection (25.6 Mb/s).

Ping increased by 235 ms – 34 ms = 201 ms.

The average of the above four tests is 4.10 for all applications and 5.00 for text, photo and video watching in SD and HD quality.

HideMyAss - speed tests PC - average 2019

 

HideMyAss! – speed tests – mobile

 

The first step is to check the parameters of the direct connection.

HideMyAss mobile - disconnected 01 - speed test 2019

Download speed is 51.4 Mb/s, upload speed 26.2 Mb/s, ping 33 ms.

 

Germany

 

HideMyAss mobile - Germany 2019

HideMyAss mobile - Germany - speed test 2019

The download speed (17.8 Mb/s) is 34.6% of the direct download speed (51.4 Mb/s).

The upload speed (21.7 Mb/s) is 83% of the upload speed of the direct connection (26.2 Mb/s).

Ping increased by 77 ms – 33 ms = 44 ms.

 

United Kingdom

 

HideMyAss mobile - United Kingdom 2019

HideMyAss mobile - United Kingdom - speed test 2019

As you can see on the screenshot above, the connection has very good parameters.

Download speed (23.8 Mb/s) is 46.3% of the download speed of direct connection (51.4 Mb/s).

The upload speed (15.4 Mb/s) is 58.6% of the direct connection speed (26.2 Mb/s).

Ping extended by 98 ms – 33 ms = 65 ms.

 

United States

 

Before performing the other two tests, I check the quality of the internet connection again.

HideMyAss mobile - disconnected 02 - speed test 2019

Download speed is 58.3 Mb/s, upload speed is 25.7 Mb/s, ping 31 ms.

 

New York

 

HideMyAss mobile - United States New York 2019

HideMyAss mobile - United States New York - speed test 2019

The download speed (6.8 Mb/s) is 11.7% of the speed of the direct connection (58.3 Mb/s).

1 Mb/s is 3.9% of the upload speed of the direct connection (25.7 Mb/s).

Ping increased by 273 ms – 31 ms = 242 ms.

 

Los Angeles

 

HideMyAss mobile - United States Los Angeles 2019

HideMyAss mobile - United States Los Angeles - speed test 2019

The download speed (6.5 Mb/s) is 11.2% of the download speed of the direct connection (58.3 Mb/s).

The upload speed (0.8 Mb/s) is 3% of the direct connection’s speed (25.7 Mb/s).

Ping increased by 373 ms – 31 ms = 342 ms.

The average of the four tests on Android is 3.95 for all applications and 5.00 for text, photos and video SD/HD.

HideMyAss - speed tests mobile - average 2019

 

HideMyAss! – Pros & Cons

 

Pros:

– the largest number of locations from all VPN services;

– user-friendly interface available for many platforms;

– a large number of physical and virtual servers;

– fairly good results in speed tests;

– up to 5 devices connected simultaneously;

Cons:

– small number of servers supporting P2P networks;

– fairly high price for the service.

HideMyAss! – review (2019)
5 (100%) 3 votes

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