ExpressVPN Review: Pros & Cons of Using ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN Protects Your Privacy Online
ExpressVPN Protects Your Privacy Online.

If you asked people about the best VPN service, at least 7 out of 10 will say that it is ExpressVPN.

The qualities of ExpressVPN definitely make it the VPN of choice for many.

For example, while using ExpressVPN you have the complete peace of mind, because unlike others VPNs like HMA, ExpressVPN is 100% logging free.

Before we dive deeper into the good and the bad of ExpressVPN, here’s the rundown of the pros and cons:

ExpressVPN Pros:

  • 100% Zero Logging
  • Enterprise Level Encryption
  • Exceptional Internet Speed
  • 94 Server Locations

ExpressVPN Cons:

  • Only 3 Simultaneous Connections Allowed
  • Expensive as Compared to Other Good VPNs

We will discuss the cons first to encompass all the bad news that you should expect.

1. Only 3 Simultaneous Connections Allowed

That is a big issue, because of even HMA, a VPN a little bit cheaper than this one offers you 5 simultaneous connections to enjoy full exposure on all your devices.

With 3 simultaneous connections only, they limit the use to your personal computer, tab and cell phone.

With 5 connections, HMA makes VPN something for family or friends, because even if the buyer keeps 3 connections to themselves, the remaining 2 can be used by anyone.

2. Expensive as Compared to Other Good VPNs

We all know that VPNs like NordVPN and VyprVPN etc. are just as good as ExpressVPN and still they are cheaper.

So, the rates definitely make ExpressVPN a second choice.

Now we have talked enough of the 2 most prominent cons, let us discuss the pros of this high-speed, secure and anonymous VPN service ExpressVPN.

3. 100% Zero Logging

If you ask me number one reason to love ExpressVPN and skip others, it is this VPN’s firm decision of not connecting logs.

Here are the logs that ExpressVPN never makes and a few others do:

  • IP Addresses
  • Traffic Destination
  • DNS Queries
  • Browsing History

Since ExpressVPN does not log your data, it cannot sell it or reveal when forced or tricked to do so.

In simple words, you enjoy 100% security.

4. Enterprise Level Encryption

This is the sort of encryption that big organizations, websites, and apps enjoy.

It simply means that there are high-level encryption technologies at work that would protect your internet usage from even the most experienced and better-equipped attackers.

The 4096-bit SHA-512 RSA certificate is what used by ExpressVPN to control the internet usage by the customers and to stop the regular data being altered as the users are using the connection.

To put it in one nutshell, if privacy and security are the reasons why you come to VPNs, ExpressVPN is the best to get.

5. Exceptional Internet Speed

Speed is ExpressVPN’s strong suit. It offers you a very speedy and secure internet connection for you to run your online errands, whatsoever they are.

Since they have their servers all around the world, speed is somewhat stable and roughly the same irrespective of which region of the world are you.

For example: If you are located in San Francisco and you test the internet speed from Mexican server, the results that you will get on a 100 Mbps download speed (on your own Wi-Fi), will range from roughly 90 to 95 Mbps.

However, as you increase the distance between your location and the ExpressVPN server, you notice an overall decline in the speed while on the same 100 Mbps connection.

You will get roughly 75 to 80 Mbps in a long distance check, which is still a jaw-dropping speed.

6. 94 Server Locations (Countries)

In terms of server locations, ExpressVPN beats almost all big VPNs. Here are the number of server locations offered by other big VPNs.

  • HMA covers only around 50 countries
  • NordVPN covers only 61 countries
  • VyprVPN covers around 55 countries
  • IPVanish covers only 54 countries

Now if you compare any of these VPN’s country total to ExpressVPN’s total which is 94, you can see that there’s a big difference.

You can see how big is the area of coverage and number of servers as well as server locations of Express VPN.

This list covers all big and famous countries as well as countries that you might have not heard of.

I’m talking about Andorra, Isle of Man, Jersey, Brunei Darussalam, and the likes.

Now that I’ve covered the most important pros, let us talk about a few others that are worth mentioning.

7. TOR + Torrent + Netflix = Love

This isn’t your usual VPN that is afraid of the word “dark web” or “torrent”. This VPN gives you complete freedom to choose what you want to do with the internet.

It is 100% compatible with TOR and it makes sure that your IP remains hidden while you dive deep into the dark web.

Likewise, it is compatible with Netflix and it allows you to use Torrents.

8. Kill Switch

Have you ever faced a situation in which you lost your VPN connection while you were doing something that you actually wanted to hide?

You always feel like a maiden stripped off her dress in a crowd – couldn’t think of a good analogy.

However, this issue cannot bother you while you’re using ExpressVPN. In the midst of the action, if you lose your connection, the Kill Switch will automatically stop the websites, apps or software that you were using when the connection lost.

This will protect you from getting exposed and vulnerable.

9. Verdict

In my opinion, there are very few issues with this VPN and the most noteworthy one is limited simultaneous connections.

However, in contrast with the amazing pros of this product, you have no option but to ignore the problem.

ExpressVPN gives you everything and then more of what you expect from a good VPN. For its price, it gives a really good value.

You get privacy, on the top, because of zero logging and enterprise level encryption. Then you get maximum speed to do whatever you want to do with the internet.

Isn’t this all that you expect from a VPN? Yes, it is!

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