ExpressVPN is a BVI (British Virgin Islands) based company that was established in 2009. It offers superb compatibility, meaning that you can use its VPN features on all your devices and OS. Below, we are going to focus on the Android features of ExpressVPN and we are going to highlight the best things and the downsides of this VPN service provider. We have tested it on our Android running device and we are going to show you what we have found out. So, let’s get started!
ExpressVPN Android User Interface
As you can see for yourself, there is a simple and clean interface at the Android app of ExpressVPN. White and red are the colors that prevail, with the application readily available for you to download at the Google Play store. There are not many things that can impress you, as far as the design is concerned. On the contrary, it is pretty basic in style; so, it offers the perfect environment for both professionals and novices to work on.
You can choose on the VPN server of your choosing and click on it, so as to get connected. No hustle, there! You disconnect equally easily, with the click of the “Disconnect” button that appears on the screen. 1 button connect feature comes in pretty handy to those who value simplicity and convenience.
As soon as you have downloaded the application, you are up and running with advanced encryption and with the ability to connect using the desired VPN server at a time. Of course, besides the Android app (which is recommended by the company), you can also engage in manual setup configuration.
There are VPN servers scattered around the globe, at 94 strategic countries. As an example, we will mention the United States and Canada, Brazil and Panama, Australia and Hong Kong, UK and Germany, South Africa and Israel. You can have your pick among these servers (and many more) and make sure that you cover your needs every single time.
With a click, you can choose to have recommended servers available to you (according to your location and the traffic). This provides a sense of versatility, to say the least. The good thing is that five simultaneous devices are allowed. The ExpressVPN apps run on OpenVPN UDP by default. However, other security protocols are also supported (OpenVPN TCP, L2TP/IPSec, SSTP and PPTP). AES 256-bit encryption is great, especially when it comes to public Wi-Fi connections. You can choose to have the proper protocol enabled automatically, based on your needs.
They have servers located in these countries: Brazil, Uzbekistan, Philippines, Slovenia, Mexico, Cyprus, Malta, Isle of Man, Australia, South Africa, Austria, Serbia, Egypt, Canada, Peru, Romania, Argentina, Switzerland, Taiwan, Venezuela, New Zealand, Bosnia Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Croatia, Japan, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Uruguay, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Mongolia, Albania, Moldova, Poland, Israel, UK, South Korea, Ecuador, Portugal, Azerbaijan, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, USA, Norway, Luxembourg, Indonesia, Chile, Finland, Slovakia, Bahamas, Algeria, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Greece, Singapore, Italy, Colombia, Estonia, Georgia, Panama, Liechtenstein, Sweden, Ireland, Turkey, Russia, Lithuania, Spain, France, Hungary, Vietnam, India, Belgium, Costa Rica, Denmark .
There is zero logging policy at ExpressVPN, which is a huge plus when you consider a VPN service provider. As we are mainly focused on the Android OS, it is imperative to point out that the respective app works smoothly with Wi-Fi, LTE, 3G and all mobile data carriers. Unlimited bandwidth and unlimited server switches are provided to the VPN subscribers, which add to the overall user experience. We have not found any Kill Switch feature, though.
This is a pity, as this feature enhances your security online and makes sure that you get no leaks and no online navigation without VPN encryption. The same goes for the feature that ensures automatic reconnect after X minutes.
Another positive feature of the Android app for ExpressVPN is the Speed test that is available. In this way, you can check whether or not you are getting the speed that you are entitled to throughout your VPN connection.
Pricing & Payment Methods
We move on to the pricing and plans offered by ExpressVPN. Although these plans are easily activated, the price could be significantly lower. The monthly plan is provided at $12.95, the semi-annual plan costs $9.99 per month and the annual plan is offered at $8.32 per month.
As you can imagine, there are more affordable VPN plans in the global market. The good thing is that you get a 30 day full money refund guarantee (which can act as a free trial, as well). As for the payment options that you can use, you have got complete freedom to choose among credit cards, PayPal, Bitcoin and many more. Apparently, Bitcoin is the epitome of anonymous payment and it is really cool to add it as alternative.
On the bright side, they do have thorough support at ExpressVPN and the Android app is supported by analytic information that will make your life easier. For instance, if you should run into any trouble with the Android App TUN driver error, you can follow this link and see what you ought to do.
Other than that, you get 24/7 live chat; this is by far the best option for support. Additionally, you get the FAQ section and a blog, email addresses and a contact form. It is up to you to decide which option you are going to use – the response times may vary, though. This is why we once more suggest using the live chat.
Express VPN Android Review Conclusion
We have tested the ExpressVPN Android app and we have highlighted both its pros and cons. It is super easy to install and make use of, with basic and yet modern looking Android interface. There is a plethora of VPN servers located internationally and ensuring that you get premium quality navigation.
All the advanced security protocols are supported, with OpenVPN UDP running by default. You can have some versatility as to the features and the convenience that the VPN connection offers, but there is no such thing as a kill switch button or other similar features. It allows unlimited bandwidth and infinite server changes at no extra cost.
Still, the price for getting ExpressVPN in the first place could be improved. Zero logging policy and thorough support definitely add to the final outcome, with the 24/7 live chat and the analytic setup guides for Android OS being really helpful.