ExpressVPN vs PureVPN vs 2017

After comparing these VPNs, we have a winner!

 
 

Which VPN is better?

Daniel Krohn
Technical writer, ex-robot manual creator gone privacy enthusiast/VPN expert
We have matched up two skyrocketing VPNs-- ExpressVPN out of the British Virgin Islands, and PureVPN from the US, to see who the best between the two actually is. Edging ahead at the start is ExpressVPN. With their ability to gain access to Netflix, ExpressVPN launches further ahead than PureVPN, which is currently unable to. Also, ExpressVPN leads with their legendary 24/7 customer service, while PureVPN’s customer service is notoriously bad. Equaling things out a bit is the fact that they both offer effective 256-bit data encryption and kill switches to safeguard users. ExpressVPN and PureVPN are also both excellent for China access. As far as speed, PureVPN has been reported to have a clear advantage over ExpressVPN, although ExpressVPN has a handy built-in speed test and more reliability.
 
Rating
Features
  • 4.9
  • 4.1
Pricing
  • 4.9
  • 4.3
Ease of Use
  • 5.0
  • 4.7
Reliability & Support
  • 5.0
  • 4.6
 

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

Alex (Shurf) Frenkel
Ex-Hacker, left the dark side and teaches young padawans to use the force
  • 4.1

After PureVPN provided an IP address for an ongoing FBI investigation, it has come to our attention that PureVPN might maintain more than they let on. Their policy clearly states that, from time to time, they record your connection and bandwidth for their flow of traffic. This is what many VPNs do, and as long as they delete the data after a temporary time, it still falls within the reigns of "no-

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Latest positive user review
Steve Peter
  • 5.0
Good and fast Although i used their service for only a month i could see that my internet speed was not affected. Thanks to their great number of servers and their quality. The customer service is also amazing, nothing short of what you would expect.
Latest negative user review
Cnem
  • 1.0
Unbelievably Bad Awful VPN. Connection worked fine for the first few months, then, after a few months, it started dropping every few minutes, making it impossible to use. I've tried everything the help desk suggested but nothing would work. Clearly a problem on their side, but they refused to refund. So, stay well away. It will stop working and they will keep your money.
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...!
Steve Peter
  • 5.0
Good and fast Although i used their service for only a month i could see that my internet speed was not affected. Thanks to their great number of servers and their quality. The customer service is also amazing, nothing short of what you would expect.
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
Cnem
  • 1.0
Unbelievably Bad Awful VPN. Connection worked fine for the first few months, then, after a few months, it started dropping every few minutes, making it impossible to use. I've tried everything the help desk suggested but nothing would work. Clearly a problem on their side, but they refused to refund. So, stay well away. It will stop working and they will keep your money.
 

Pricing

Starting price $6.67/ month $3.25/ month
Money Back Guarantee (Days) 30 7
Devices per license 3 5
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 The Bottom Line

Daniel Krohn
Technical writer, ex-robot manual creator gone privacy enthusiast/VPN expert

While PureVPN has some advantages, it should be clear by now that ExpressVPN has soared far and above. ExpressVPN has intuitive and stable software with many convenient options while PureVPN does not go the distance in this regard. PureVPN retains no activity logs, only session logs, while ExpressVPN keeps minor logs like dates, server and data transferred. PureVPN offers a low price, while ExpressVPN comes in a bit higher in this regard. With only a 7-day refund policy, however, PureVPN falls way behind the winner: ExpressVPN, with their incredible 30-day refund. More Info