Good / ExpressVPN is perfect for entry-level VPN users since first time setup and the overall experience works flawless. It looks great and performs without any errors, bugs, or drops in speed.
Bad / ExpressVPN is expensive, and it lacks some extra setting options and security tools.
Verdict / ExpressVPN’s superb amount of polish, speed, and usability make it a great fit for anyone not clutching their wallet too tightly.
ExpressVPN starts out at $12.95 a month, $60 for six months, and $99 for a year. ExpressVPN offers Bitcoin payments and a 30-day refund policy.
ExpressVPN’s pricing (each tier) is much more expensive than other VPN offerings–like Private Internet Access or TorGuard for example–but is ExpressVPN worth the price?
For comparison’s sake, TorGuard is $9.99 a month, and Private Internet Access is only $39.95 for a year.
Since ExpressVPN asks for a higher price, you might be expecting a higher quality software. And for the most part, that’s what you get. The software has an extraordinary amount of polish from design and the overall feel to the actual function and capability. Simple things like an active server connecting bar give excellent visual feedback.
The application is simple at first glance, as it only gives you the option to change server and connect. The application’s minimalist design makes ExpressVPN ideal for entry level users. Then, you can navigate to the settings and customize ExpressVPN the way you want it–whether that means changing how it starts, switching protocols, or even a network kill switch.
ExpressVPN covers all of the core fundamentals and works very well without any bugs or slowdowns. However, while suited for entry level users and most casual users–ExpressVPN lacks things like an app kill switch, DNS leak protection features, and they don’t have the broad range of options that a service like TorGuard has (dedicated IP integration, script customization, proxy integration, etc.).
ExpressVPN’s mobile app performs similarlyitsPC counterpart and looks very similar. However, you get a nice map that shows you how and where your VPN is connecting.
ExpressVPN has quality customer support. They don’t always have a live chat, but they do support it for a reasonable length of time throughout their regular business hours. Also, we found that getting a refund from ExpressVPN was super quick and that their ticket response times was superb. Overall, ExpressVPN obviously cares about their customers and clearly, makes a strong effort.
ExpressVPN has one of the biggest server networks out of any VPN provider which means that tons of servers are available near most locations. Each server we tested gave us high speeds and fast connections even for HD streaming and gaming.
ExpressVPN Review Conclusion
ExpressVPN is expensive compared to other VPNs, but it brings polish and user accessibility to a new level. Installing ExpressVPN and using it just feels so easy it’s almost insulting to use some other clunkier VPNs.