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!
|Inspect Elements||Checked||Point Weight|
|Outside 14 Eyes||✗||0/4|
|Double VPN Servers Routing (MultiHop)||✗||0/4|
|Private DNS (Smart DNS)||✓||4/4|
|No Bandwidth Limit||✓||3/3|
|Public Wifi Protection||✓||4/4|
|Own Server Farm||✗||0/4|
|Google Play Review||(9,208)||5/5|
|App Store Review||(41,700)||5/5|
|Download Speed Reduction||✓||1/4|
|Upload Speed Reduction||✓||2/4|
|DNS Leak Test||✓||4/4|
|WebRTC Leak Test||✓||4/4|
|IPV6 Leak Test||✓||4/4|
|Auto Cookies Deletion||✗||0/2|
|Scan Downloaded File||✗||0/2|
Last fact checked: 9th June, 2020
Ranked 7th from all of the best VPN tested.
Beta Distribution for Google Play and App Store Review
Playstore review of 4.1 stars rating from 9,208 individuals score is 0.82
Appstore review of 4.5 stars rating from 41,700 individuals score is 0.89
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
|Type||Without IPVanish||With IPVanish||Differences in %|
|Download||32 Mbps||26 Mbps||-18.75%|
|Upload||25 Mbps||22 Mbps||-12.00%|
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
Latency / Ping Test
|Locations||Without IPVanish||With IPVanish||Differences|
|Washington||309 ms||310 ms||+1 ms|
|Sao Paulo||435 ms||422 ms||-13 ms|
|Hong Kong||55 ms||66 ms||+11 ms|
|Amsterdam||208 ms||311 ms||+103 ms|
|Moscow||297 ms||292 ms||-5 ms|
|Average||260 ms||280 ms||+20 ms|
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
DNS Leak Test
IP shows I’m from Singapore, which is true that I am indeed connecting through IPVanish Singapore server from my selection.
Same IP showing from the IPVanish Singapore server. No leak from the WebRTC test.
IPV6 Leak Test
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.
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.
Turn out, not every VPN is having the GPS Spoofing feature like Surfshark.
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 whether should you go ahead with IPVanish.
There are other options that are cheaper, quicker, and much more private VPN service.
I just don’t see why you must sign up with them.
… or read my IPVanish review here.