NordVPN vs ExpressVPN vs Surfshark: Find out the BEST VPN in 2021

 

– NordVPN, ExpressVPN and Surfshark are some of the biggest
names in VPN providers. But which one is the best, the fastest, and comes with the best features? The answer depends on what
exactly you wanna use them for. Let me explain. Now, before I get started, for the best deals on any of these VPNs, check out the link in
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and subscribe buttons. When it comes to a title fight like NordVPN versus
ExpressVPN versus Surfshark, the VPNs can look pretty
similar from the outside. I mean sure, their
pricing might be different and various sites rank them from higher and lower than each other. But what actually separates them? How do you decide which VPN to go for? And how do you know the VPN you want is actually the right one for you? Let’s get stuck into the meat
and bones of our comparison.

 

I’m going to look at NordVPN,
ExpressVPN and Surfshark side by side, and examined them through
the categories of privacy, security, performance, speed
results, streaming, torrenting, ease of use, ability to
bypass geo restrictions, customer support and of course, pricing. First up is privacy. NordVPN is registered in Panama, which has no data retention loss. It has some independently
audited no logs policy, and it can take anonymous
payment in cryptocurrencies. ExpressVPN is no slouch either. It’s registered in the
British Virgin Islands, which have no data retention loss. It has an independently
audited no logs policy, and it can take anonymous
payments in Bitcoin. Surfshark is also based in
a British Virgin Islands and takes anonymous payments
in cryptocurrencies. But while it has no logs policy, it isn’t independently audited. So for that alone, the winner for privacy is a two way split between ExpressVPN and NordVPN.

 

Security is a bit of a non-issue for each of the VPN providers as they all come with
military-grade encryption, as well as the usual bells and whistles of kill switches and multiple protocols. But if I had to pick, I’d go for Nord because it has great bonus features such as Onion over VPN,
Double VPN, et cetera. Surfshark has some of these
two but Nord has more. Each of these VPNs, has an impressive track
record of performance. I took a look at download
speeds over the last 14 days. Take a look at the average
download speeds in the US and UK. (upbeat music) While these speeds are all pretty similar, and it looks like a bit of a draw, it is worth noting that NordVPN has by far the most servers at over 5,400. It is worth mentioning though that both ExpressVPN and
Surfshark do offer more countries. If you’re anything like me, then streaming is going
to be one of the main uses for your VPN. After all, you can use them
to access Netflix libraries all over the world. NordVPN, ExpressVPN and Surfshark, all offer access to Netflix US.

 

Other Netflix libraries, as well as countless
other streaming platforms, which make this a bit of a toss-up. Another thing people use
VPN for is torrenting. NordVPN allows torrenting
on select servers. Comes with a free SOCKS5 Proxy, and offer split tunneling on Android only. ExpressVPN and Surfshark both allow torrenting on all servers which just pretty great, but don’t have a free SOCKS5 Proxy. However they do offer split tunneling, all in all, a draw in my book. When it comes to apps and ease of use, each platform offers
excellent easy to use apps on all major platforms with complete 24/7 live
chat customer support. They each offer browser extensions on both Chrome and Firefox and offer dedicated apps
on Fire TV and Firestick as well as Android TV. So each comes with a huge variety on both desktop and mobile,
giving you tons of freedom. However, ExpressVPN also
offers Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Chromebook and Router apps, which does a lot to
separate it from the pack. For its support, Surfshark swings an unlimited
simultaneous device support and browser extensions
that have audited Cure53. So it’s a pretty tight race here, but with the most apps on offer, I have to give this one to ExpressVPN.

 

Second to last there’s the question of whether the VPN works in countries with tight controls over
internet like China, the granddaddy of internet restrictions. Are NordVPN, ExpressVPN
and Surfshark tough enough to get past China’s active
restrictions and monitoring? The short answer is yes, they all are. But make sure you download
and install the VPN prior to traveling to the country as their websites will be
blocked once you arrive. Although each provider can work in China, only NordVPN offers
the level of protection combining Obfuscated servers,
Onion over VPN and Double VPN.

 

This couple with its overall
speed and server quantity, makes it a clear winner
right here on this category. Last is pricing, which for many of you may be the most important factor of all. There’s not much use having a great VPN if you can’t afford it. So how do these VPNs measure up on price? Also do they have a free trial, a money back guarantee, and how many devices per
account does each allow? Each provider has a 30-day
money-back guaranteed. NordVPN doesn’t offer a free trial but comes with a significantly
discounted two year plan at $3.71 per month. Meaning if you’re looking
for a longterm option, it’s a solid pick.

 

Similarly, ExpressVPN
offers a 15 month plan at $6.67 per month, but goes no lower than that. However, Surfshark has
a seven day free trial on Android and iOS, as well as a two year plan
of $2.49 cents per month, which is an insane value, but not to mention, Surfshark offers unlimited
simultaneous connections per account as well compared to NordVPN 6 and ExpressVPN 5, a combination that makes
Surfshark my winner for pricing. So when it comes to
NordVPN versus Surfshark, versus ExpressVPN, there are a couple of
winners in key areas. Overall, you’d be pretty well served with any of these offerings, the advantages or disadvantages of each, depend on what is that
matters to you most. If price is a big concern, then Surfshark would be a no brainer. However, if your big insecurity then NordVPN is the strongest pick. Then again, if you want one
VPN for all of your devices with as many apps as you can pick from, you should look at ExpressVPN. Luckily for you, you’ve
got three solid choices.

 

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