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NordVPN Test Report

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!

85
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Inspect ElementsCheckedPoint Weight
Kill Switch4/4
Outside 14 Eyes4/4
No Logs4/4
OpenVPN Protocol4/4
AES-2564/4
Double VPN Servers Routing (MultiHop)4/4
Private DNS (Smart DNS)4/4
No Bandwidth Limit3/3
P2P Function3/3
Public Wifi Protection4/4
Own Server Farm0/4
Google Play Review4.3 out of 5 stars (228,708)5/5
App Store Review4.6 out of 5 stars (91,100)5/5
Download Speed Reduction3/4
Upload Speed Reduction4/4
Latency/Ping4/4
Ad-Blocker2/2
Unlimited Devices0/2
Obfuscation/Camouflage Mode3/3
DNS Leak Test4/4
WebRTC Leak Test4/4
IPV6 Leak Test4/4
Autoconnect4/4
GPS Spoofing0/4
Secure Hotspot3/3
Auto Cookies Deletion0/2
Ddos Protection2/2
Scan Downloaded File0/2


Last fact checked: 3rd May, 2020

Ranked 3rd from all of the best VPN tested.

  1. 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

Remark:
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 NordVPNWith NordVPNDifferences in %
Download31 Mbps29 Mbps-6.45%
Upload26 Mbps27 Mbps+3.85%

Speed Test without NordVPN

Without NordVPN (benchmark)

Speed Test with NordVPN

With NordVPN

Remark:
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 NordVPNWith NordVPNDifferences
Washington313 ms302 ms-11 ms
San Francisco209 ms268 ms+59 ms
Sao Paulo426 ms402 ms+24 ms
Hong Kong66 ms125 ms+59 ms
Amsterdam202 ms257 ms+55 ms
Moscow387 ms225 ms-162 ms
Average267 ms263 ms-4 ms

Ping Test without NordVPN

Without NordVPN

Ping Test with NordVPN

With NordVPN

Remark:
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

  1. DNS Leak Test

NordVPN DNS Leak Test

Hello from the Lion City. Did you know that there were seven Merlions in Singapore? I bet you don’t.

  1. WebRTC Test

NordVPN WebRTC Leak Test

It’s all in good hand with NordVPN turned on.

  1. IPV6 Leak Test

NordVPN IPv6 Leak Test

  1. Misc

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.

NordVPN Customer Support Chat

  1. Misc – GPS Spoofing

Here’s another let down from NordVPN that I’ve actually getting confirmation on.

Here’s their full answer.

NordVPN16 (NordVPN)

Apr 30, 04:42 EEST

Hello, Joe,

Thank you for your letter.

Unfortunately, NordVPN does not hide your GPS – it hides your IP address.

You may try fully disabling your location services/GPS on Android: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3467281?hl=en

If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask!

Best Regards,
Rodrigo Iglesia
Customer Success Team
NordVPN.com

Final Word

85 over 100 is definitely a good score, especially if you are going to utilize NordVPN for Netflix streaming.

However, it makes NordVPN look like a league down from ExpressVPN or Surfshark that is in the range of 90 marks.

Find out more at NordVPN.com

… or read our NordVPN review here.