ExpressVPN vs VyprVPN 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 and VyprVPN are based out of the British Virgin Islands and Switzerland, respectively. This gives Express a slight lead on privacy, as the British Virgin Islands is an extremely privacy-friendly country, while Switzerland, though not located in a 5-eyes country, is considered a second-tier cooperative country. Both VPNs work well in getting around the Great Firewall of China, though VyprVPN does have a slight edge with its Chameleon technology, preventing deep packet inspection. Vypr boasts a large country and server count, but Express, as usual, takes the lead in this regard by quite a bit. Though neither is particularly strong in this department, Express also comes out ahead by 1 in simultaneous connections, with 3 versus Vypr’s 2. Surprisingly, VyprVPN also does not accept Bitcoin for payment (most leading VPNs do), putting Express ahead here as well.
 
Rating
Features
  • 5.0
  • 4.5
Pricing
  • 4.6
  • 4.0
Ease of Use
  • 5.0
  • 4.6
Reliability & Support
  • 5.0
  • 4.7
 

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

Jackie Goldstein
Web and Security Expert
  • 4.7

Our testing of VyprVPN has shown it to be straightforward and enjoyable. Everything worked flawlessly and the software is very easy to get the hang of, even for new users of VPNs. VyprVPN has one noticeable advantage over its rivals. They have a technology called Chameleon, which is designed to reduce the recognizability of data to those who may want to intercept what you are doing, making this

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Latest positive user review
Oriol Sala
  • 5.0
Great VPN if you are in China I used several VPN services in China. Most of them work bad or simply not work! VyprVPN works always wherever I used it (iPhone, Mac, Windows). Connects quickly and with the Chameleon protocol seems not to be blocked in China. I really recommend it to use if you need to use Google Services, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc... in China. For the price you get a good quality service and you can connect up to 5 devices with the same account. Totally recommend it!
Latest negative user review
Joel Flint
  • 1.0
Use a different VPN but especially for File Sharing Vypr VPN is not a good VPN for a variety of reasons and you should use a different service. Vypr VPN is an especially bad VPN if you plan to use any kind of filesharing service. Vypr receive complaints from copyright holders, forward them on to you and suspend your service if they deem you to have participated in file sharing. I was ok for 6 months with Vypr then they alleged I had shared an episode of the latest Season of Rick and Morty. They suspended my account and would not unlock it unless I confirmed that I would cease breaking copyright law. I would not acknowledge breaking copyright law in the first place so could not unlock my service and it remained suspended. Vypr refused to give me a refund and effectively stole 6 months of my annual VPN subscription or $78 USD. They did not even respond to me when I wrote to them and asked for a refund. If that doesn't put you off ponder this. How can Vyper receive a frivolous legal threat from a Hollywood lawyer and forward it on to a customer who is using their service if they are not maintaining some kind of log of customer activity? I moved on to a cheaper VPN that supports Utorrent and have been happy with that service.
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.
Oriol Sala
  • 5.0
Great VPN if you are in China I used several VPN services in China. Most of them work bad or simply not work! VyprVPN works always wherever I used it (iPhone, Mac, Windows). Connects quickly and with the Chameleon protocol seems not to be blocked in China. I really recommend it to use if you need to use Google Services, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc... in China. For the price you get a good quality service and you can connect up to 5 devices with the same account. Totally recommend 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
Joel Flint
  • 1.0
Use a different VPN but especially for File Sharing Vypr VPN is not a good VPN for a variety of reasons and you should use a different service. Vypr VPN is an especially bad VPN if you plan to use any kind of filesharing service. Vypr receive complaints from copyright holders, forward them on to you and suspend your service if they deem you to have participated in file sharing. I was ok for 6 months with Vypr then they alleged I had shared an episode of the latest Season of Rick and Morty. They suspended my account and would not unlock it unless I confirmed that I would cease breaking copyright law. I would not acknowledge breaking copyright law in the first place so could not unlock my service and it remained suspended. Vypr refused to give me a refund and effectively stole 6 months of my annual VPN subscription or $78 USD. They did not even respond to me when I wrote to them and asked for a refund. If that doesn't put you off ponder this. How can Vyper receive a frivolous legal threat from a Hollywood lawyer and forward it on to a customer who is using their service if they are not maintaining some kind of log of customer activity? I moved on to a cheaper VPN that supports Utorrent and have been happy with that service.
 

Pricing

Starting price $6.67/ month $5.00/ month
Money Back Guarantee (Days) 30 30
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 both VPNs are very strong, and both are in our top 5 category, Express takes the lead. Even with VyprVPN’s Chameleon technology, which offers very strong encryption, it is difficult to ignore the benefits that Express brings to the table, like their excellent customer service (24/7 chat), 14 methods of payment, ability to access Torrents on all servers and built-in speed test. Not to mention that Express is quite adept at getting through to Netflix, while Vypr, though not yet out of the fight, is known to have some issues. We have to go with Express on this one. More Info