IPVanish Test Report

Here’s the checklist sheet to IPVanish’s score.

I went through the 28 elements to conclude the testing for IPVanish VPN.

The final score is 71 over 100!

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Inspect ElementsCheckedPoint Weight
Kill Switch4/4
Outside 14 Eyes0/4
No Logs4/4
OpenVPN Protocol4/4
Double VPN Servers Routing (MultiHop)0/4
Private DNS (Smart DNS)4/4
No Bandwidth Limit3/3
P2P Function3/3
Public Wifi Protection4/4
Own Server Farm0/4
Google Play Review4.1 out of 5 stars (12,246)5/5
App Store Review4.5 out of 5 stars (60,464)5/5
Download Speed Reduction1/4
Upload Speed Reduction2/4
Unlimited Devices0/2
Obfuscation/Camouflage Mode3/3
DNS Leak Test4/4
WebRTC Leak Test4/4
IPV6 Leak Test4/4
GPS Spoofing0/4
Secure Hotspot3/3
Auto Cookies Deletion0/2
Ddos Protection2/2
Scan Downloaded File0/2

Last fact checked: 16th February, 2021

Ranked 7th from all of the best VPN tested.

  1. Beta Distribution for Google Play and App Store Review

Playstore review of 4.1 stars rating from 12,246 individuals score is 0.82

Appstore review of 4.5 stars rating from 60,464 individuals score is 0.90

Calculation closer to 1 is better.
1.00 < x < 0.8 – earn 5 points
0.79 < x < 0.6 – earn 4 points
0.59 < x < 0.4 – earn 3 points
0.39 < x < 0.2 – earn 2 points
0.19 < x < 0.0 – earn 1 point

  1. Speed Test

TypeWithout IPVanishWith IPVanishDifferences in %
Download32 Mbps26 Mbps-18.75%
Upload25 Mbps22 Mbps-12.00%

Speed Test without IPVanish
Without IPVanish (Benchmark)

Speed Test with IPVanish
With IPVanish

We are using fast.com to run the speed test for download and upload speed.
x < 5% – earn 4 points
x < 10% – earn 3 points
x < 15% – earn 2 points
x < 20% – earn 1 point

  1. Latency / Ping Test

LocationsWithout IPVanishWith IPVanishDifferences
Washington309 ms310 ms+1 ms
San Francisco
Sao Paulo435 ms422 ms-13 ms
Hong Kong55 ms66 ms+11 ms
Amsterdam208 ms311 ms+103 ms
Moscow297 ms292 ms-5 ms
Average260 ms280 ms+20 ms

Ping Test without IPVanish
Without IPVanish

Ping Test with IPVanish
With IPVanish

Greater the measure distance, higher the ping time will be . Calculation is based on the average ping time.
San Francisco server is having error when I try to connect. Thus the result from there will be omitted.
x < 60 ms – earn 4 points
x < 100 ms – earn 3 points
x < 150 ms – earn 2 points
x < 200 ms – earn 1 point

  1. DNS Leak Test

IPVanish DNS Leak Test

IP shows I’m from Singapore, which is true that I am indeed connecting through IPVanish Singapore server from my selection.

  1. WebRTC Test

IPVanish WebRTC Leak Test

Same IP showing from the IPVanish Singapore server. No leak from the WebRTC test.

  1. IPV6 Leak Test

IPVanish IPv6 Leak Test

  1. Misc – Servers

It might be a concern especially when they are operating from a 14 eyes surveillance alliance. Though they do promises no-log policy.

Chat Support about Servers

  1. Misc – GPS Spoofing

A continuity of my chat with the support above about GPS Spoofing. I was asking if there was such a feature from IPVanish so I can hide my location even when I’m on mobile.

Chat Support by IPVanish about GPS Spoofing

Turn out, not every VPN is having the GPS Spoofing feature like Surfshark.

Final Word

A full disclosure and testing results for IPVanish VPN.

There isn’t much spotlight to focus on.

A brief search on their background or history might actually put you on the fence about whether should you go ahead with IPVanish.

There are other options that are cheaper, quicker, and much more private VPN services.

I just don’t see why you must sign up with them.

Find out more at IPVanish.com

… or read my IPVanish review here.