ExpressVPN Review: A Fast and Furious Solution to Your Internet Privacy

Abeerah Hashim Last updated: November 7, 2022 Read time: 33 minutes Disclosure
Facts checked by Ali Qamar

A superfast, highly secure, and user-friendly VPN that respects your privacy. Though it misses out on some fancy security add-ons despite high prices, its tremendous security is worth the money.

As security breaches and online tracking is on the rise, using a VPN is now much more essential than ever before. This holds true not only for individual internet users but also for organizations.

However, finding a reliable and trusted VPN service from the plethora of inferior quality VPNs is a chore.

Yet, a quick online search about the best VPNs will always bring one name to you as the best of the best – ExpressVPN.

From corporate to personal use, everyone recommends ExpressVPN for everything.

But is it really that worthy? How about the other good VPNs that are cheaper?

We know these are just a few questions from the bunch of other queries that strike your mind every time you read about ExpressVPN.

And you’re not alone in this – as we’re also equally curious to know the facts.

So, we got our hands on this VPN and tested it ourselves to come up with this honest ExpressVPN review for you.

Let’s start!

ExpressVPN overview

Pricing $8.32-$12.95 per month, depending on your subscription length
Country Locations Available in 94 countries
Number of Servers Over 3,000 servers globally
Usability Very user-friendly and supports all devices
Logging Zero log keeping
Support Ticketing system, 24/7 live chat support, FAQs, troubleshooting guides, and email
Works with Netflix Yes
Other Streaming Sites (I tested and unblocked using it) Amazon Prime, BBC iPlyar, Hulu, HBO, ABC iView, 7Plus, SBS On Demand
Free Trial None
Refund 30-day money-back guarantee
VPN Protocols WireGuard, OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP, IPSec
Data Authentication AES-256-SHA254/AES-256-GCM
Handshake 2048-bit RSA
Data Encryption AES-256
Official Website

ExpressVPN isn’t a new name in the realm of virtual private networks. Instead, it is one of the key players of this industry, having endured all ups and downs for over a decade.

The service started off in 2009 by an independent firm Express VPN International Ltd. The company is located in the neutral zone of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) – an autonomous British overseas territory with no strict data retention laws.

However, recently, it has been acquired by the Israeli-based giant Kape Technologies, the parent company behind the popular Private Internet Access (PIA) and CyberGhost. Nonetheless, this acquisition seemingly has no significant effect on ExpressVPN’s policies (we’ll discuss it in detail later in this review).

ExpressVPN has clearly stated on its website that the firm is merely obliged to respect any court orders or subpoenas from the BVI government, which has its own criteria of ‘dual criminality’ for attending requests from any other government.

Hence, the most attractive thing with ExpressVPN is its privacy-oriented jurisdiction that isn’t a part of or obliged to follow 5, 9, and 14 Eyes countries. This makes the VPN freely implement a no-logs policy for all users.

(The other good VPN that resides in the same jurisdiction is Surfshark.)

Besides the data security practices, ExpressVPN also tops the list owing to its attractive features and user-friendly apps.

Servers and network coverage

If you’re familiar with VPNs like Private Internet Access, which has over 29,000 servers, or CyberGhost, which has 6800+ servers, you might expect ExpressVPN to boast a similarly huge number.