ExpressVPN vs Unlocator VPN vs 2018

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
ExpressVPN comes at a higher than average price and is certainly more expensive than UnlocatorVPN. However, its many benefits to users may make up for the cost. They offer extremely high speeds, access to Netflix, service in China and access to a significantly higher number of servers and countries than Unlocator. Express also offers a range of native apps and a router app that can protect your entire home, while providing live chat for convenient customer service. It also includes a kill switch, has a 3-to-1 device advantage over Unlocator and doesn't log any inquiries, though Unlocator also fulfills this no-logging promise while allowing social media and banking sites to continue seeing actual location. Unlocator does allow you a free trial and a 14-day refund period, while Express allows for a 30-day refund period but no free trial, a comparison which comes out fairly even in the end.
 
Rating
Features
  • 5.0
  • 4.0
Pricing
  • 4.6
  • 4.1
Ease of Use
  • 5.0
  • 4.0
Reliability & Support
  • 5.0
  • 4.1
 

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. It comes with a built-in kill switch (not available on mobile apps), split-

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Latest positive user review
Nic
  • 5.0
So great and so easy Installation took just a few minutes. Works perfectly and even communicates when somehow the protection is down (just about 1-2 seconds and then suro reconnects) online chat/customer service is amazing and pro. Love it.
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

Guy Fawkes
Various tips from anonymous experts
  • 4.0

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Unlocator has been running since 2013, offering a smart DNS proxy service. Simply put, it allows you to bypass any restrictions and limitations on worldwide content that you'd like to access. While Unlocator does not offer other protocols like our top VPNs (ExpressVPN and Read all

Latest positive user review
Terry Page
  • 5.0
It simply works wherever I am!! It works invisibly and is good value, not really a problem but sometimes my current IP address would not be updated on the system automatically. An oddity I don't understand is to download programs from BBC iPlayer, I need a conventional VPN on as well, but streaming works OK without the VPN. I spend a lot of time in Russia which is quite restricted at times on internet browsing, so I often use "StrongVPN" for browsing but of course Netflix and some others block conventional VPN's now. I have just renewed for a second year and give it 5 stars for general use on Windows PCs and laptops plus Android tablets and phones, I use it on all these plus I have the router in Russia set up to the Unlocator DNS Servers as well.
Latest negative user review
Ehl
  • 1.0
Fail / Fail / Fail I am located in the bahamas, and really wanted this to work. I was unable to install with modem (first fail), unable to install with smart tv (second fail). I spent 3 days trying to install with iphone, which was their fail safe approach, but unfortunately it was also the third fail. The help files are abysmal and tech support is poor. Will give 2 stars because there was a free trial period which allowed me to demonstrate that it would not work.
Latest positive user review
Nic
  • 5.0
So great and so easy Installation took just a few minutes. Works perfectly and even communicates when somehow the protection is down (just about 1-2 seconds and then suro reconnects) online chat/customer service is amazing and pro. Love it.
Terry Page
  • 5.0
It simply works wherever I am!! It works invisibly and is good value, not really a problem but sometimes my current IP address would not be updated on the system automatically. An oddity I don't understand is to download programs from BBC iPlayer, I need a conventional VPN on as well, but streaming works OK without the VPN. I spend a lot of time in Russia which is quite restricted at times on internet browsing, so I often use "StrongVPN" for browsing but of course Netflix and some others block conventional VPN's now. I have just renewed for a second year and give it 5 stars for general use on Windows PCs and laptops plus Android tablets and phones, I use it on all these plus I have the router in Russia set up to the Unlocator DNS Servers as well.
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
Ehl
  • 1.0
Fail / Fail / Fail I am located in the bahamas, and really wanted this to work. I was unable to install with modem (first fail), unable to install with smart tv (second fail). I spent 3 days trying to install with iphone, which was their fail safe approach, but unfortunately it was also the third fail. The help files are abysmal and tech support is poor. Will give 2 stars because there was a free trial period which allowed me to demonstrate that it would not work.
 

Pricing

Starting price $6.67/ month $4.16/ month
Money Back Guarantee (Days) 30 14
Devices per license 3 1
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 The Bottom Line

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

Both services have their upsides and downsides (such as neither accepting Bitcoin as payment). The choice, however, is a fairly easy one, with Express clearly providing the superior service and value, even with a higher price tag. The ease, stability and high speeds they provide are unmatched by Unlocator. Unlimited speed and bandwidth, startlingly good customer service and native apps make it a strong choice for any VPN user. For those looking to spend less, Unlocator is still a good option, however with a 30-day money-back guarantee, ExpressVPN is easily accessible to those wishing to give it a try. More Info