ULTIMATE VPN COMPARISON

NordVPN
ExpressVPN
Surfshark

Protocols

WireGuard (NordLynx)
OpenVPN
IKEv2/IPSec

Protocols

OpenVPN
IKEv2/IPSec
L2TP/IPSec

Protocols

OpenVPN
IKEv2/IPSec
Shadowsocks

Encryption

AES-256

Encryption

AES-256

Encryption

AES-256

IP/DNS leaks

No leaks

IP/DNS leaks

No leaks

IP/DNS leaks

No leaks

No-logs policy

Keeps no logs

No-logs policy

Keeps no logs

No-logs policy

Keeps no logs

Audited

 Audited no-logs policy and app security

Audited

 Audited no-logs policy and app security

Audited

Audited browser extensions

RAM disk servers

No

RAM disk servers

All servers run on RAM

RAM disk servers

All servers run on RAM

SmartTV support

Android TV
Firestick

SmartTV support

AndroidTV
AppleTV
SamsungTV
Amazon FireTV
FireStick
Roku

SmartTV support

AndroidTV
AppleTV
Other TVs

Unblocks streaming services

Netflix
Disney+
Hulu
BBC iPlayer
Hotstar

Unblocks streaming services

Netflix
Disney+
Hulu
BBC iPlayer
Hotstar

Unblocks streaming services

Netflix
Disney+
Hulu
BBC iPlayer

Allows P2P traffic

Yes

Allows P2P traffic

Yes

Allows P2P traffic

Yes

Download / Upload speed

Very Fast (with NordLynx)

Download / Upload speed

Fast

Download / Upload speed

Fast

Port forwarding

Not allowed

Port forwarding

Not allowed

Port forwarding

Not allowed

Price range

$3.49 - $11.95/month

Price range

$6.67 - $12.95/month

Price range

$1.99 - $11.95/month

Accepts cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin
Etherium
Ripple

Accepts cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin

Accepts cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin
Etherium
Ripple

Money-back guarantee

30 days

Money-back guarantee

30 days

Money-back guarantee

30 days

Number of servers / locations

5200+ servers
59+ countries

Number of servers / locations

160+ global server locations

Number of servers / locations

1700+ servers
63+ countries

Number of devices allowed

6 devices

Number of devices allowed

5 devices

Number of devices allowed

Unlimited devices

Ad-blocker and tracking protection

Yes

Ad-blocker and tracking protection

No

Ad-blocker and tracking protection

Yes

Internet Kill Switch

 Yes

Internet Kill Switch

Yes

Internet Kill Switch

Yes

Split tunneling

Only on Android

Split tunneling

Yes

Split tunneling

Yes

Jurisdiction

Panama

Jurisdiction

The Birtish Virgin Islands

Jurisdiction

The Birtish Virgin Islands

OS Supported

Win, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, routers

OS Supported

Win, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, routers

OS Supported

Win, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, routers

Browser extensions

Chrome
Firefox

Browser extensions

Chrome
Firefox

Browser extensions

Chrome
Firefox

Rating

Rating

Rating