Here’s the checklist sheet for IPVanish’s score.
I went through the 28 elements to conclude the testing for IPVanish VPN.
The final score is 71 over 100!
IPVanish Score Card
|Inspect Elements||Checked||Point Weight|
|Outside 14 Eyes||✗||0/4|
|Double VPN Servers Routing||✗||0/4|
|No Bandwidth Limit||✓||3/3|
|Public Wifi Protection||✓||4/4|
|Own Server Farm||✗||0/4|
|Google Play Review||36,437||5/5|
|App Store Review||91,580||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|
Ranked 7th among all the best VPNs tested.
- Beta Distribution for Google Play and App Store Review
Playstore review of 4.6 stars rating from 36,437 individuals score is 0.88
Appstore review of 4.6 stars rating from 91,580 individuals score is 0.82
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
- Speed Test
|Type||Without IPVanish||With IPVanish||Difference in %|
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||Difference|
|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|
The greater the measure distance, the higher the ping time will be.
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 the IPVanish Singapore server from my selection.
- WebRTC Test
Same IP showing from the IPVanish Singapore server. No leak from the WebRTC test.
- IPV6 Leak Test
- Misc – Server
It might be a concern especially when they are operating from a 14 eyes surveillance alliance. Though they do promise a 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, that not every VPN is having a 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 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.
… or read my IPVanish review here.