Starting out as an Android app, Philippines-based DroidVPN now offers a PC client as well. However, advanced users will find little reason to hang around.
If you’re keen on trying DroidVPN out, we recommend sticking to the free version — you’ll only get 200MB of daily bandwidth, but basic unblocking (chat apps, Facebook, Google) is about all you can expect anyway.
It’s always a red flag when a provider is brief about their encryption. DroidVPN doesn’t provide any info on its security levels, but you can see that they have four security protocols -- HTTP, ICMP, and OpenVPN UDP/TCP. Whatever the case, don’t hold your breath for solid protection.
DroidVPN is also prone to collecting valuable data, including your IP address, bandwidth used, and session times. This is hardly ideal for those who take their privacy seriously, as it stands against the main purpose of a VPN — security.
None of that really matters if you’re simply looking for a way to unblock WhatsApp or watch a geoblocked YouTube video. In these cases, DroidVPN is a handy (and free) solution — for anything more, you should look elsewhere.
You can also try DroidVPN’s paid version for free with the 7-day money-back guarantee — just make sure you don’t exceed 2GB of bandwidth.
Speed determines how fast content uploads, so if you're torrenting or streaming, you want the speed to be somewhat identical to your regular internet speed. Since a VPN encrypts your data, it usually takes a bit longer to send your data back and forth, which can slow down your connection. However, if your ISP deliberately slows down your connection (also known as throttling) a VPN might increase your internet speed. Testing a VPN is somewhat pointless because new servers pop up and affect speed. Your speed can also differ according to your location, so your speed test might not match ours. Having said that, we tested the speed in numerous locations to provide you with the average.
DroidVPN’s has 22 servers in 7 countries for its premium version, and 6 servers in 2 countries (United States, Netherlands) for its free version.
There is a big difference between DroidVPN’s Android and Windows apps.
The mobile client is reliable and intuitive. The VPN doesn’t suffer from DNS or WebRTC leaks, so the lack of any issue-specific features can be justified. Still, a kill switch would’ve been nice.
The Windows client, by contrast, is a headache. It launched in early 2017 but hasn’t made an improvement since, and constantly crashes. Aside from this problem, it’s easy to navigate, but the uptime trouble makes it outright dangerous to use.
Customer support is dated, too — with live chat yet to be implemented, your only means of contact is email correspondence, which takes rather long.
We personally test the customer support team of every VPN we review. This means asking technical question through the live chat feature (where applicable) and measuring the response time for email questions. Whether you need to connect to a specific server, change your security protocol, or configure a VPN on your router, finding a VPN with quality customer support should be important to you.
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