ExpressVPN vs ProtonVPN vs 2018

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
  • 5.0
  • 4.5
Pricing
  • 4.6
  • 3.0
Ease of Use
  • 5.0
  • 4.4
Reliability & Support
  • 5.0
  • 4.5
 

Reviews

Review by our expert

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

When put to test, ExpressVPN lives up to its name. It’s our first choice when it comes to streaming media content online. It is packed to the grills with attractive features, strong encryption, and a monster network of servers. Let’s talk more about ExpressVPN in detail ExpressVPN takes internet security very seriously. All apps come with a built-in kill switch, split-tunneling (Double VPN), DN

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Latest positive user review
Jake Andrew
  • 5.0
Fastest & Safest VPN This VPN offers a selection of locations to choose from and they disguise your IP Address. It always provides fast and secure service. If you are looking for a good VPN for a good price, Express VPN is the route to take.
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
Review by our expert

Ariel Hochstadt
Ex-Google, International tech speaker
  • 4.3

You may have heard of Proton Technologies before. They are the creators of ProtonMail, which is currently the biggest encrypted email service. Now, they’ve turned their attention to VPNs — but does ProtonVPN have the potential to be as ground-breaking as their previous project? Given the previous reputation, we expected ProtonVPN to stand out when it came to privacy and security. And stand out

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Latest positive user review
Robert Charlefer
  • 5.0
Great free subscription service I'm using the free option and I must say that I'm surprised by the quality of their connection (fast, clean and without any leaks) Proton is a very trustworthy and respectable team, I like their vpn as I like protonmail . They do a lot for privacy , thanks a lot to them.
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
Jake Andrew
  • 5.0
Fastest & Safest VPN This VPN offers a selection of locations to choose from and they disguise your IP Address. It always provides fast and secure service. If you are looking for a good VPN for a good price, Express VPN is the route to take.
Robert Charlefer
  • 5.0
Great free subscription service I'm using the free option and I must say that I'm surprised by the quality of their connection (fast, clean and without any leaks) Proton is a very trustworthy and respectable team, I like their vpn as I like protonmail . They do a lot for privacy , thanks a lot to them.
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