Surfshark Test Report
Here’s the checklist sheet to Surfshark’s score.
I run Surfshark under these 28 inspect elements.
And the score is out, 90 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||(21,049)||5/5|
|App Store Review||(2,229)||5/5|
|Download Speed Reduction||✓||2/4|
|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: 7th January, 2021
Ranked 2nd from all of the best VPN tested.
Beta Distribution for Google Play and App Store Review
Playstore review of 4.0 stars rating from 21,049 individuals score is 0.80
Appstore review of 4.4 stars rating from 2,229 individuals score is 0.88
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 Surfshark||With Surfshark||Differences in %|
|Download||29 Mbps||25 Mbps||-13.79%|
|Upload||24 Mbps||23 Mbps||-4.17%|
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 Surfshark||With Surfshark||Differences|
|Washington||312 ms||307 ms||-5 ms|
|San Francisco||201 ms||201 ms||–|
|Sao Paulo||412 ms||643 ms||+231 ms|
|Hong Kong||59 ms||208 ms||+149 ms|
|Amsterdam||211 ms||189 ms||-22 ms|
|Moscow||312 ms||224 ms||-88 ms|
|Average||251 ms||295 ms||+44 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
It’s not hard to guess that I’m not from Singapore. It’s nearby though!
The test passed with flying colors! My real-time communication did not leak out my physical location. Not even close.
IPV6 Leak Test
Misc – Server Farm
No. They have over 1700 servers around the globe but unfortunately, not all are owned by Surfshark.
Here’s a screenshot from our chat. By the way, the support was awesome and prompt.
But this is by far, the biggest discounted deal from Surfshark that I’d received.
Dropping the price to $1.79/mo for 24 months!
Make sure you check out your email and have a little patience during the 7 days free trial.
Once you actually receive the deal, act fast on it.
It’s a time-limited offer!
Still, $1.99/mo is a steal for a VPN that performed at this level.
If you do miss out on the deal.
No big fuss.
There you have it, my full test report on Surfshark.
They score pretty fair although lack in the department of speed compares to ExpressVPN.
… or read our Surfshark review here.