VPN comparison chart

vpn comparison chart
What's a VPN review website without a VPN comparison chart? Yeah, I totally agree with your answer (I'm a kind of a mind reader). And I thought this page was really missing. Indeed, what's the point in reviewing all these VPNs if you can't compare them easily? Like a d*** comparison game, you know? So I decided to spend some time creating the VPN chart below. I thought about what you would most like to compare to choose the column headings. Maybe I'll adapt these later, but I think it's a good start. All the new VPN I will review will automatically be added to this chart. Therefore, come back regularly to get a hold of the new comers in the VPN world!

And if you're wondering about the meaning of the column headings, check my explanations below the VPN benchmark. Or if you'd like other criteria, let me know. And all columns are sortable by clicking the header to get lowest to highest and again clicking for highest to lowest!

VPN comparison chart

As usual, I'll do my best to keep this bad boy updated with the latest info!

Last updated: Jul 2018

VPN ScoreOpenVPNNo logTorrentKill switchAppsMulti-loginCountriesServers
ExpressVPN review (Jul 2018)
2 NordVPN Review and cost (Jul 2018)
3 CyberGhost | Review and cost (Update Jul 2018)
4 PrivateVPN | Review and cost (Update 2018)
5 SaferWeb | Review and cost
6 VyprVPN Review and cost
7 Zenmate | Review and cost
8 TunnelBear VPN | Review and Price
9 StrongVPN | Review and Cost
10 SaferVPN | Review and cost
11 VPNArea | Review and cost
12 HideMyAss | Review and cost (Update Jul 2018)
13 IPVanish VPN Review and pricing
14 Panda VPN | Review and cost
15 Pure VPN Review and cost
16 Windscribe VPN review
17 Private Internet Access | Review and cost
18 Hotspot Shield | Review and cost
19 TorGuard | Review and cost
20 Avira Phantom VPN | Review and cost

Column headings of the VPN comparison

Despite the headings being self explanatory, a little explanation can't hurt. Because when you talk about security and privacy you have to be precise. Indeed, there's no middle ground. Either your activity is being logged, or it's not. So here are the keys to understand this VPN comparison chart.


Seems like there are hundreds of VPN providers on the market these days. Maybe even more actually. I'm a one man army, and I'll try to provide as many as I can. I started with the ones I knew and tested. And I'll had some more, just give me some time. If you believe I forgot the best VPN, please send me a quick message. Because I only have 24 hours days and another job to do! If you click the logo of the VPN, you'll go straight to their website. So you can get their latest promotions and subscribe to their services.


That's my review score obviously. For each VPN of this chart, you'll find a corresponding review, under My reviews. Just click on the "Read review" link to get the detailed review, the pros and cons and the score of the VPN. In addition, you'll get criteria that aren't available in this VPN benchmark.


So I mention only one VPN protocol, Why? Because OpenVPN is the best VPN protocol. It's very fast, extremely stable and extremely secure. Some VPNs offer their proprietary protocols, which may be better. But with OpenVPN you'll get the best privacy and security available. Read my article about the VPN protocols for further details.

No Log

That goes under the privacy tab again. When you subscribe to a VPN, the provider may (or may not) register logs and store this information. There are 2 kinds of logs:
  • Activity logs: They contain information on how you use the service, such as what sites you visited, what you downloaded, etc.
  • Connection logs: They contain the metadata about your session, such as when you connect, how long you stay connected, where you connect from, how much data you use, how many devices you connect with, etc.
If the VPN stores one of this two logs, then the No log is FALSE. I collected this info from the official websites. And I tend to trust them on that. But it's up to you to decide who is trustworthy. Keep in mind that your VPN service is always able to monitor your activity, as you're using its network. But if your provider don't keep logs, then it won't share it to any third party.


VPN providers can allow torrenting and file-sharing, or not. Indeed, they can be held liable when you download copyrighted content. Because copyright trolls know the IP addresses of their servers. So, some of them prefer to forbid torrenting. And avoid copyrights infringement notice. Don’t try to download torrents with a VPN provider hostile to this file-sharing protocol. Because you could harm yourself. Read more about that in my article on torrent VPNs. I marked as "torernting allowed" VPN providers that may restrict torrent only on selected servers. Indeed, they may be offer servers dedicated for torrenting.

Kill Switch

Seems like an interesting feature for a VPN. Because you can't always look after your software. And if ever your VPN connection drops, you could, let's say, download torrents in the clear... Indeed, when it happens, your Operating System takes over and connects your device to the Internet, with the default settings. With a Kill Switch, your VPN software monitors your connection. If the connection drops, then the VPN software stops all your Internet traffic. Until it can get the connection back. No IP or DNS leaks.


In this column of my VPN comparison chart, you'll see whether the VPN offers native apps. Of course, you can setup a VPN on any device manually. But an app will make the process easier. And allow you to use the OpenVPN protocol, where normally impossible. The red icons represent mobile devices: Android and iOS (iPhone, iPad). While the blue icons represent personal computers: Linux, Mac and Windows.


Another criterion that I find interesting. For two mains reasons: First of all, you should use a VPN on all your devices. Indeed, the threat to your privacy are present everywhere, not only on your home PC. If you have a PC, a tablet, a smartphone and a PlayStation you need already 4 simultaneous connections. Second, some VPNs offer a great but expensive package. Therefore, if you share the login details with your family or your friends, you can also share the cost!


Why show this information? Because the more countries available, the more content you can unblock. And the more countries, the bigger the network. And I'm sure you're ready to pay more for unblocking geo-restricted content.


Same as above criterion, I think it's relevant in my VPN comparison chart. Imagine your VPN has only a few server in the US. If ever Netflix or AMC ban the IP addresses of these servers, then you lose access to their content. And you have no other solution than to wait for your supplier to provide a new server. Or to switch provider...

Where's the pricing?

Probably the day after I update this VPN chart, a provider will make a new offer. Therefore, you'd better click the logo or the orange button to visit the VPN's website. And get the latest promotions from the source! I don't have the resources to maintain this page more than that for now. Maybe if the website grows I'll be able to.