NordVPN vs Opera VPN 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
The case of NordVPN vs. Opera VPN has many plot twists. While NordVPN’s remarkable privacy protocols provide a firm no logging policy and ensure that users can enjoy total anonymity and secure browsing, there is a dispute over whether Opera is an actual VPN or just a proxy since it only redirects the traffic through the company’s servers. On the other side, NordVPN offers various forms of payment, but Opera VPN competes with an anonymous payment method. One of the most important features that make Opera VPN competitive on the market is the fact that this VPN is free of charge. Speed measurements shows that NordVPN leads, but Opera VPN doesn't fall far behind. However, US Netflix streaming can be done with NordVPN, while Opera VPN fails to provide this service since Netflix has found a way to detect Opera’s VPN, and thus blocks it.
 
Rating
Features
  • 4.9
  • 4.0
Pricing
  • 5.0
  • 5.0
Ease of Use
  • 5.0
  • 4.2
Reliability & Support
  • 4.9
  • 4.2
 

Reviews

Expert Review

Daniel Krohn
Technical writer, ex-robot manual creator gone privacy enthusiast/VPN expert
  • 4.9

It’s no big secret that NordVPN is reputed as the best VPN out there. It has excellent reviews nicely propped on the homepage from very happy customers, as well as links to articles by big wig industry publications like PC Mag, Forbes etc. You get the point. I wanted to figure out what all the fuss was about, so I took it upon myself to do my own audit: NordVPN really speaks to its users. It

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Latest positive user review
Jason
  • 5.0
Good speeds Speeds for my usual activities are pretty good, I get about 50Mbps. Of course sometimes I have to search for server which are not overcrowded, but it's not a big issue for me. Nord's Sports Hub is awesome. I was able to watch Spurs vs Warriors without restrictions. After some improvements it will be the greatest tool to watch sports
Latest negative user review
Darren
  • 1.0
I rated Nord VPN and they downgraded me NordVPN is not one of the big players in the VPN world and I'm all about supporting the smaller companies, but my connection regularly drops out without warning (despite me selecting the option to be notified when the connection drops out, which by the way is as useless as a paper airplane to fly to the moon). I initially rated NordVPN 3/5 stars none the less, however, since doing so, NordVPN has decided that I am now running a "test version" of the app and now I cannot rate the app which I find very suspicious. I'm not saying don't buy this VPN, but I have to say I have lost trust in this company and now rate it a 1/5 stars accordingly. sorry.
Expert Review

Alex (Shurf) Frenkel
Ex-Hacker, left the dark side and teaches young padawans to use the force
  • 4.0

If you think Opera is like any other VPN, you’d be wrong. Opera is a free web-browser that has a built-in VPN. It’s not as advanced as ExpressVPN or NordVPN, but for a free VPN, it’s pretty reliable. The web browser has an easy-to-install app for Android and iOS, so you can use it

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Latest positive user review
Martin
  • 5.0
Opera a good thing Nothing is 100% save. Opera is a pretty good choice. It is free and it gets you where you wanna go. The weakest point is not the software its the man behind it. To open something you will always need a key. No one steals a car without its key. Question is who has the key or where the bad guys get it. You can secure your house, if people wanna get in they will, you can secure your car, if people wanna get it, they get it. Never be stupid and let the key in the log. I believe, every security software is safe, you have to beware of the people selling the keys, Opera is the best choice ever. There is always the same security level no better no worse. 5 locations, pretty quick, has encryption, easy use and FREE.
Latest negative user review
Anonymously
  • 1.0
Servers are in Russia I have several choices with their VPN and NONE of them state they are in Russia. NO THANKS to Russia stuff. Russia hacked the US and French elections. No thanks. I refuse to use a VPN out of Russia especially when it says it is in another country but yet when I check my logs, yep, Russian servers. BEWARE.
Latest positive user review
Jason
  • 5.0
Good speeds Speeds for my usual activities are pretty good, I get about 50Mbps. Of course sometimes I have to search for server which are not overcrowded, but it's not a big issue for me. Nord's Sports Hub is awesome. I was able to watch Spurs vs Warriors without restrictions. After some improvements it will be the greatest tool to watch sports
Martin
  • 5.0
Opera a good thing Nothing is 100% save. Opera is a pretty good choice. It is free and it gets you where you wanna go. The weakest point is not the software its the man behind it. To open something you will always need a key. No one steals a car without its key. Question is who has the key or where the bad guys get it. You can secure your house, if people wanna get in they will, you can secure your car, if people wanna get it, they get it. Never be stupid and let the key in the log. I believe, every security software is safe, you have to beware of the people selling the keys, Opera is the best choice ever. There is always the same security level no better no worse. 5 locations, pretty quick, has encryption, easy use and FREE.
Latest negative user review
Darren
  • 1.0
I rated Nord VPN and they downgraded me NordVPN is not one of the big players in the VPN world and I'm all about supporting the smaller companies, but my connection regularly drops out without warning (despite me selecting the option to be notified when the connection drops out, which by the way is as useless as a paper airplane to fly to the moon). I initially rated NordVPN 3/5 stars none the less, however, since doing so, NordVPN has decided that I am now running a "test version" of the app and now I cannot rate the app which I find very suspicious. I'm not saying don't buy this VPN, but I have to say I have lost trust in this company and now rate it a 1/5 stars accordingly. sorry.
Anonymously
  • 1.0
Servers are in Russia I have several choices with their VPN and NONE of them state they are in Russia. NO THANKS to Russia stuff. Russia hacked the US and French elections. No thanks. I refuse to use a VPN out of Russia especially when it says it is in another country but yet when I check my logs, yep, Russian servers. BEWARE.
 

Pricing

Starting price $2.75/ month $0.00/ month
Money Back Guarantee (Days) 30 0
Devices per license 6 1
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 The Bottom Line

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

While Opera is good for a free VPN, Nord far outmatches them. NordVPN offers tutorials on how to bring internet freedom to people in China and avoid imposed censorship using their services. Opera, on the other hand, is unable to break through the Great Firewall of China. Nord also offers far more countries to connect to than Opera, as well as allows for up to 6 simultaneous connections. We can say with confidence that Opera VPN is among the best free VPNs available, but taking into consideration how many significant benefits NordVPN gives for a reasonable price, it cannot be more recommended.  More Info