It’s heavyweight versus middleweight. It’s the David of VyprVPN versus the Goliath of ExpressVPN, but the ending is different this time. Let’s play this out!
Security and anonymity
Both ExpressVPN and VyprVPN have strong encryption and great security credentials overall – both are based in VPN-friendly locations, both offer a good selection of security protocols and features (kill switch, private DNS, etc.).
Unlike ExpressVPN, VyprVPN’s Golden Frog own all of their servers. However, ExpressVPN offers a more anonymous signup process, and neither keeps logs.
Ladies and gentlemen, this round’s a draw!
Speed and performance
The fighters look strong coming into the second round. ExpressVPN and VyprVPN are both remarkable for their performance. Yet recent speed tests edge the performance battle in favor of ExpressVPN.
Despite having considerably fewer servers (700+ in 70+ countries) than ExpressVPN (3,000+ in 94 countries), VyprVPN is also quite fast.
Close call – ExpressVPN takes it.
Ease of use
ExpressVPN and VyprVPN have a similar outlook in terms of design – the apps of both are somewhat boring and focused on functionality. We are huge fans of this approach because security is no laughing matter.
It’s always best to avoid confusion over what settings are available and what they do. It’s difficult to judge VyprVPN vs ExpressVPN – both are minimal yet powerful. Furthermore, both services have some of the best customer support on the market.
The fight’s getting boring now. Three rounds and no blood. BOO!
Torrenting and P2P
Just as you thought about switching the channel, ExpressVPN almost glances VyprVPN with a flying knee.
You can use torrents with both VPNs. That said, Golden Frog’s Privacy and Copyright policies clearly elucidate their negative outlook on copyright violations. If you get caught doing it, they will terminate your subscription. With that in mind, the probability of this happening is infinitesimally low due to VyprVPN’s independently audited no logs policy.
Practically speaking, this is another draw. But we’ll give ExpressVPN a lead in this one – if only by a hair’s breadth – for its explicitly P2P-friendly policies.
Netflix and China
Netflix is problematic for almost every VPN service at the moment.
ExpressVPN is an exception, whereas Vypr is not: with the latter, we could get into US and UK Netflix libraries just fine but other regions like Japan (that has the largest Netflix library in the world) and Australia are still returning the dreaded proxy error. So if Netflix is your purpose for buying a VPN, the choice should be clear.
Both VPNs are a good choice for users in restricted countries – China, Russia, Iran, Turkey, etc. VyprVPN bypasses blocking and throttling attempts through the use of their Chameleon protocol.
Meanwhile, ExpressVPN is able to do this by offering obfuscated servers. Both are valid tactics that work very well.
Both VPNs are very strong in this regard. VyprVPN has custom apps for all the main platforms (Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS), routers, and a bunch of marginal devices (Blackphone, QNAP, TV, Anonabox).
ExpressVPN also has apps for the main platforms, plus routers and Linux. Both support other devices in addition to the ones that have apps.
We reckon this is a draw once more.
This is a tricky one. ExpressVPN offers one package of features, which you can get for a period of 1 month ($12.95), 6 months ($9.99 a month billed every 6 months), and, currently, 12 months ($8.32 a month billed every 12 months).
That’s a fairly steep price, but VyprVPN is not much better. They offer two different packages: Basic, which you can get for 1 month ($9.95) or 12 months ($5.00 a month billed every 12 months), and Premium, which you can get for 1 month ($12.95) or 1 year ($6.67 a month billed every year).
Neither has a dedicated free trial, but ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. This seems like a better deal than VyprVPN’s 3-day free trial, which is essentially the same as a money-back guarantee.
It’s tough to call, but we’ll give it to VyprVPN due to their cheaper Basic package. While not for everyone, it will satisfy the majority of needs.
VyprVPN vs ExpressVPN – which is better?
The ExpressVPN vs VyprVPN battle comes to an end and we are ready to declare the winner.
The fight was a lot closer than expected. VyprVPN is able to deliver more with less due to strong technology and a clear direction.
ExpressVPN wins in the end because it has all that and more – streaming is just too important for users to ignore.
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