ExpressVPN vs ProtonVPN vs 2017

After comparing these VPNs, we have a winner!

 
 

Which VPN is better?

Ariel Hochstadt
Ex-Google, International tech speaker
ProtonVPN offers formidable protection against government surveillance thanks to its privacy-friendly location in Switzerland. While this VPN only recently made its entrance into the market, it has managed to impress with some of its features including a strict no-log policy, cross-platform compatibility and support for OpenVPN, the strongest protocol in the market. Its most impressive feature is the Secure Core, which passes traffic through multiple servers to hide users’ IP or location. Although Proton accepts Bitcoin it lacks a money-back guarantee and certainly falls to its knees with frustratingly slow customer support. ExpressVPN gives Proton a run for its money with excellent customer service and a no quibbles 30-day money-back guarantee. Express supports most protocols including OpenVPN while its stealth servers are built to bypass firewalls in China. In addition to its DNS leak protection, it also comes with a kill switch feature, Bitcoin support, and will unblock US Netflix.
 
Rating
Features
  • 4.9
  • 4.2
Pricing
  • 4.9
  • 3.5
Ease of Use
  • 5.0
  • 4.0
Reliability & Support
  • 5.0
  • 4.5
 

Reviews

Expert Review

Ran Greenberg
New-Media and online expert, Venture Capitalist and investor
  • 4.9

Many VPNs claim to be the fastest, but trust us when we say ExpressVPN is telling the truth. It’s our top pick for streaming movies and TV shows with their unlimited bandwidth and more than 1,000 servers in over 100 locations. Besides for having great encryption and security, ExpressVPN does not log any traffic data or DNS queries, allows P2P on all of their servers (a rarity among VPNs), has

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Latest positive user review
David Norman
  • 5.0
What have you got to lose? Yeah, the price is a bit high but if you 're not satisfied you can get a full refund in the first month. Works with Netflix, HBO and Hulu. Great for at home but even better for those who are abroad...!
Latest negative user review
Derek
  • 1.0
Overrated vpn service Really overrated and overpriced vpn service. The speed are really poor especially with US servers. The only thing customer service offers is to get refunded instead of trying to solve your problem. They should really pay more attention to speeds as rated very good and sometimes take a look to chats what customer guys are typing
Expert Review

Ariel Hochstadt
Ex-Google, International tech speaker
  • 4.1

ProtonVPN recently launched their VPN and are one of the new boys on the block. The Swiss-based company, with its powerhouse of developers, scientists, and engineers, have already successfully established a highly secure, end-to-end encrypted email service to preserve online privacy rights. Now, they are striving to gain a foothold in the VPN arena by launching ProtonVPN and promises to inject the

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Latest positive user review
Jimmy
  • 5.0
ProtonVPN provides a very professional VPN service. I have been using ProtonVPN for a while now and I am very pleased with their VPN service. Connection to their servers are always fast. Speeds are always good. No DNS leaks. I can access geo-restricted content (US Netflix = Yes). Their website is also very informative. They are a little more expensive than other VPN service providers, but money can be saved by buying plans annually. For example: The PLUS plan if purchased annually, equates to $8.00 a month. The old saying is true, "you get what you pay for". This is a company that takes your privacy and anonymity very seriously. I will be using ProtonVPN for many years to come.
Latest negative user review
Anonymously
  • 1.0
Something fishy. I didn't quite get all the way through the installation. As I was starting the install it "did a search" of required things for my PC. One so happened to be a Windows 7 update/hotfix (KB3033929) and it wanted to download it for me. Nah, I googled the update and got a direct link to it, downloaded it, it was already installed. Red flags.
Latest positive user review
David Norman
  • 5.0
What have you got to lose? Yeah, the price is a bit high but if you 're not satisfied you can get a full refund in the first month. Works with Netflix, HBO and Hulu. Great for at home but even better for those who are abroad...!
Jimmy
  • 5.0
ProtonVPN provides a very professional VPN service. I have been using ProtonVPN for a while now and I am very pleased with their VPN service. Connection to their servers are always fast. Speeds are always good. No DNS leaks. I can access geo-restricted content (US Netflix = Yes). Their website is also very informative. They are a little more expensive than other VPN service providers, but money can be saved by buying plans annually. For example: The PLUS plan if purchased annually, equates to $8.00 a month. The old saying is true, "you get what you pay for". This is a company that takes your privacy and anonymity very seriously. I will be using ProtonVPN for many years to come.
Latest negative user review
Derek
  • 1.0
Overrated vpn service Really overrated and overpriced vpn service. The speed are really poor especially with US servers. The only thing customer service offers is to get refunded instead of trying to solve your problem. They should really pay more attention to speeds as rated very good and sometimes take a look to chats what customer guys are typing
Anonymously
  • 1.0
Something fishy. I didn't quite get all the way through the installation. As I was starting the install it "did a search" of required things for my PC. One so happened to be a Windows 7 update/hotfix (KB3033929) and it wanted to download it for me. Nah, I googled the update and got a direct link to it, downloaded it, it was already installed. Red flags.
 

Pricing

Starting price $6.67/ month $0.00/ month
Money Back Guarantee (Days) 30 0
Devices per license 3 1
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 The Bottom Line

Ariel Hochstadt
Ex-Google, International tech speaker

Reputable for its highly responsive customer service, there is no doubt that ExpressVPN is committed to users’ online privacy and security. Windows, Mac OS/OS X, Android, and iOS users will be delighted that ExpressVPN is compatible with these platforms across any device. This client’s no-fuss 30-day-money-back guarantee complements its competitive pricing structure and the best part is that mobile users can enjoy a free trial before committing. The combination of a strict-no log policy, almost flawless encryption and fast connections makes ExpressVPN a clear winner.  More Info