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Even though ProtonVPN is considered relatively new to the VPN market, its security, privacy, and freedom capabilities place it in a very competitive position. However, even with all its newfound power, it still has a long way to go to be able to compete with the highly experienced ExpressVPN, whose security capabilities and high connection speed make it one of the highest ranked VPNs around. Not only that, but ExpressVPN is offering some amazing coupon deals these days.
ProtonVPN support torrenting on specific servers, while all ExpressVPN's servers are torrent-friendly. ExpressVPN provides high connection speeds on its torrent-friendly servers to assist in fast downloads and sharing of content, while ProtonVPN didn’t record the connection speed we expected.
While both ProtonVPN and ExpressVPN offer user-friendly Windows apps, ExpressVPN’s built-in Windows features and security standards within the app exceed those of ProtonVPN. In addition, both providers offer detailed tutorials on their websites on how to configure a VPN connection manually on Windows.
Like ExpressVPN, ProtonVPN has an Android app that combines all the great features included in the desktop or Windows app. However, when it comes down to the core capabilities, such as security, or speed, ExpressVPN takes the lead.
ProtonVPN’s MacOS app is not that different from its Windows app, as far as ease of use or efficiency and capabilities are concerned. ExpressVPN, on the other hand, has been providing online security, privacy, and freedom for all its MacOS users, through its smooth sailing app, with continuous improvements over the years.
ProtonVPN has recently introduced its iOS app and so far it has been running smoothly with many important built-in features. ExpressVPN’s iOS app still takes the lead when it comes to stability, speed, security, and ease-of-use.
Considering ProtonVPN is a relatively new provider, it does operate a large network of servers, including 80+ servers in the US - meaning it is able to access online services geo-restricted to the US. However, this cannot be compared to ExpressVPN’s much larger network of servers, which includes 25+ server locations dispersed all over the US, all of which support high-speed streaming of all your favorite services, such as Netflix.