ExpressVPN vs PureVPN vs 2017

After comparing these VPNs, we have a winner!

 
 

Which VPN is better?

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
  • 4.5
Pricing
  • 4.9
  • 4.4
Ease of Use
  • 5.0
  • 4.6
Reliability & Support
  • 5.0
  • 4.8
 

Reviews

Expert Review

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

They claim to be the fastest VPN around, and while I am normally cynical about such claims, I honestly can say this was the fastest VPN I have tried. Their special feature, “VPN Speed Test,” lets users check how fast their VPN server is working so that they can chop and change the location that is fastest for them. They also have a plethora of servers - 1000+ in 145 locations across 94 countrie

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Latest positive user review
Karry L.
  • 5.0
Really knowledgeable techical staff The best thing about this app is their support team. After I installed the app I was having trouble watching Netflix and Jack was able to find a fix for me in a few minutes. Really, really glad this app still works. Worth it for the amazing service.
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
  • 4.4

The best proxy services are easy-to-use, reliable and secure. PureVPN is one of those few proxy services that delivers on all of these, as well as provides additional luxuries that makes your browsing experience simpler and safer. With over 750 servers located in 141 countries around the world, and thousands of available IP addresses, the connectivity options are diverse, providing you with a s

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Latest positive user review
Huang Kingsley
  • 5.0
Real helpful online help desk Every time I have issues, I just go to their website and open the help desk window, ask my question, and problem solved. They are really professional and patient. So if you have any issues, do not hesitate, contact them for help.
Latest negative user review
Antonio
  • 1.0
PureVPN SCAM PureVPN is scam! They offer money back guarantee but when you ask it they say your payment method does not included in refund! I paid via Bitcoin through CoinPayment. On their website Bitcoin is refundable but when ask for refund they say bitcoin through Coinpayment is not refundable (it's a joke)! So how is possible to get refund via bitcoin?
Latest positive user review
Karry L.
  • 5.0
Really knowledgeable techical staff The best thing about this app is their support team. After I installed the app I was having trouble watching Netflix and Jack was able to find a fix for me in a few minutes. Really, really glad this app still works. Worth it for the amazing service.
Huang Kingsley
  • 5.0
Real helpful online help desk Every time I have issues, I just go to their website and open the help desk window, ask my question, and problem solved. They are really professional and patient. So if you have any issues, do not hesitate, contact them for help.
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
Antonio
  • 1.0
PureVPN SCAM PureVPN is scam! They offer money back guarantee but when you ask it they say your payment method does not included in refund! I paid via Bitcoin through CoinPayment. On their website Bitcoin is refundable but when ask for refund they say bitcoin through Coinpayment is not refundable (it's a joke)! So how is possible to get refund via bitcoin?
 

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