NordVPN Test Report
Here’s the checklist sheet to NordVPN’s score.
I had inspected NordVPN under these 28 elements.
And the score is out, 85 over 100!
|Inspect Elements||Checked||Point Weight|
|Outside 14 Eyes||✓||4/4|
|Double VPN Servers Routing (MultiHop)||✓||4/4|
|Private DNS (Smart DNS)||✓||4/4|
|No Bandwidth Limit||✓||3/3|
|Public Wifi Protection||✓||4/4|
|Own Server Farm||✗||0/4|
|Google Play Review||(228,708)||5/5|
|App Store Review||(91,100)||5/5|
|Download Speed Reduction||✓||3/4|
|Upload Speed Reduction||✓||4/4|
|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: 3rd May, 2020
Ranked 3rd from all of the best VPN tested.
Beta Distribution for Google Play and App Store Review
Playstore review of 4.3 stars rating from 228,708 individuals score is 0.86
Appstore review of 4.6 stars rating from 91,100 individuals score is 0.92
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 NordVPN||With NordVPN||Differences in %|
|Download||31 Mbps||29 Mbps||-6.45%|
|Upload||26 Mbps||27 Mbps||+3.85%|
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 NordVPN||With NordVPN||Differences|
|Washington||313 ms||302 ms||-11 ms|
|San Francisco||209 ms||268 ms||+59 ms|
|Sao Paulo||426 ms||402 ms||+24 ms|
|Hong Kong||66 ms||125 ms||+59 ms|
|Amsterdam||202 ms||257 ms||+55 ms|
|Moscow||387 ms||225 ms||-162 ms|
|Average||267 ms||263 ms||-4 ms|
Greater the measure distance, higher the ping time will be . Calculation is based on the average ping time.
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
Hello from the Lion City. Did you know that there were seven Merlions in Singapore? I bet you don’t.
It’s all in good hand with NordVPN turned on.
IPV6 Leak Test
If you check out NordVPN server list page, they have over 5792 servers across 59 countries.
That’s a lot of servers at your disposal. But unfortunately, some of them are rented as per confirmed by NordVPN themself.
Their support was spot on and prompt.
Misc – GPS Spoofing
Here’s another let down from NordVPN that I’ve actually getting confirmation on.
Here’s their full answer.
85 over 100 is definitely a good score, especially if you are going to utilize NordVPN for Netflix streaming.
… or read our NordVPN review here.