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NordVPN vs ZenVPN 2022

After testing all, we can decleare a winner

Rating

Features 9.8/10
Pricing 9.6/10
Ease of Use 10/10
Reliability & Support 10/10
Features 7.8/10
Pricing 6/10
Ease of Use 8.8/10
Reliability & Support 8.4/10

Reviews

Expert Review
Author Image Kristina Perunicic
Kristina Perunicic

Cybersecurity Researcher

10/10

It’s not often that a VPN has cheap prices coupled with an excellent set of features. Yet, when my team and I looked at what NordVPN has to offer, this is exactly what we found. It offers a huge global network of servers, unblocks hundreds of streaming platforms, and has iron-clad security and privacy features — and you can get it all for just $3.30/month. I had to wonder what the catch was. ...

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Latest positive user review
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Marc
10.0/10
For NordVPN-Android – NordVPN cannot

There is no Caveat Emptor here, nothing like that at all. Nothing to worry about because NordVPN has ... a top-notch of KillSwitch. It has never faltered in my case. Some instances that NordVPN connection is lost for like 10 seconds while I'm "incognito" in a streaming site, I immediately check with the site with regards to my interrupted connection and my real location did not register ;-) This happened a handful of times in fact. NordVPN will not leave you out in the cold so to speak ;-) Just that since this is a review, it must be noted since features are being enumerated that Split Tunneling and KillSwitch cannot be enabled at the same time. It's either you use one or the other. KillSwitch is not possible if you need to exclude an app from using VPN which means to Split Tunneling. Crypto wallet apps and apps that refuse to use VPN tunnel are such examples. "Block Connections Without VPN" being 1 of 2 conditions that must be met to be able to utilize KillSwitch, and KillSwitch will not work if Split Tunneling is enabled. Ergo, - It's either All apps are Blocked without VPN or No Apps are Blocked at all. I thought pausing the VPN from its Notification will take care of this but in all my Android devices that have NordVPN the pausing from the notification does not work which makes me wonder if pausing/disconnecting from notification is a feature that works in Android.More

Latest negative user review
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Anonymously
2.0/10
Skip it.

Skip Nord! They make you disable the kill switch to log in. Which was not always the case. So you have...  to be careful every time you log in. You do not want to have a leak just because you forgot the kill switch was off.More

Expert Review
Author Image Katie Kasunic
Katie Kasunic

Technology Researcher

8.2/10

ZenVPN claims to be a fast and affordable VPN service that will protect your privacy and security online. While it does uphold that promise, it's not reliable for streaming. We weren't able to access Netflix on any server, so if you're looking for a VPN that can, check out one of these top five vendors. We put it to the test across multiple categories to find out how it really performs. The pr...

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Latest positive user review
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Anonymously
10.0/10
No problems at all.

Been using ZenVPN for about a year and find it's reliable. I skipped their own app due to its limitati... ons, rather downloading my OpenVPN configuration file from the settings page, and I use the OpenVPN app instead. On my Android I have setup the built-in vpn using my personal connection details. All in all, I think connection speeds are great and it's a straight forward system to use.More

Latest negative user review
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Artur Illenseer
2.0/10
Came with a pretty annoying uninstallable add-on

Since installing ZenVPN my starting page in my browser changed and I then uninstalled it, The starting...  page was the same, but showed a ZenVPN message saying I cant use it anymore with a link to customer service. Looking for other software on my computer and using a malware scanner didn't help. Customer service then made one suggestion that didn't help, then another one and when that didn't help either suggested to just try it again, because that is how problems are solved. Searching the web and trying a bunch of different things didn't help either so I´m stuck with it until I re-install my entire system. Now I got a pretty effective reminder to never try ZenVPN again.More

Pricing

Starting price $3.3/month
Money Back Guarantee (Days) 30 days
Devices per license 6 devices
Starting price $2.95/week
Money Back Guarantee (Days) 30 days
Devices per license 6 devices

The Bottom Line

Author Image Kristina Perunicic
Kristina Perunicic

Cybersecurity Researcher

Final Verdict NordVPN has plenty to offer, from fast speeds, to optimized servers and the ability to bypass geoblocks on streaming platforms like HBO Max. It offers excellent security features like AES 256-bit encryption and a strict no-logs policy to keep you safe online. It can also work in China, provided that you install it before you get there, and it’s compatible with a wide range of devices. And when it comes to support, NordVPN is quick to respond with helpful and friendly answers. Its biggest downfalls for me were the long connection times and that it’s slightly more complicated to use for torrenting than other VPNs. If you’re concerned about these issues, I’d recommend ExpressVPN because it offers top speeds and security without the problems I faced using NordVPN.  If you’re still not sure which VPN is best for you, you can check out our top-rated VPNs for 2022…

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