NordVPN Testing Report

Here’s the checklist sheet for Surfshark’s score.

I inspected NordVPN under these 28 elements.

And the score is out, 85 over 100!

ExpressVPN Score Card

Inspect ElementsCheckedPoint Weight
Kill Switch4/4
Outside 14 Eyes4/4
No Logs4/4
OpenVPN Protocol4/4
Double VPN Servers Routing4/4
Private DNS4/4
No Bandwidth Limit3/3
P2P Function3/3
Public Wifi Protection4/4
Own Server Farm0/4
Google Play Review612,0775/5
App Store Review3,9845/5
Download Speed Reduction4/4
Upload Speed Reduction4/4
Unlimited Devices0/2
Obfuscation/Camouflage Mode3/3
DNS Leak Test4/4
WebRTC Leak Test4/4
IPV6 Leak Test4/4
Auto Connect4/4
GPS Spoofing0/4
Secure Hotspot3/3
Auto Cookies Deletion0/2
Ddos Protection2/2
Scan Downloaded File0/2

Ranked 3rd among all the best VPNs tested.

  1. Beta Distribution for Google Play and App Store Review

Playstore review of 4.5 stars rating from 612,077 individuals score is 0.86

Appstore review of 4.7 stars rating from 3,984 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

  1. Speed Test
TypeWithout NordVPNWith NordVPNDifference in %
speed test without nordvpn
Without NordVPN
speed test with nordvpn
With NordVPN

We are using 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 NordVPNDifference
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

Greater the measure distance, 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

  1. DNS Leak Test
dns leak test with nordvpn

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

  1. WebRTC Test
webRTC leak test with nordvpn

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

  1. IPV6 Leak Test
ipv6 leak test with nordvpn


  1. Misc – Server Farm

If you check out the 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 confirmed by NordVPN themself.

Their support was spot on and prompt.

Here’s their full answer.

chat support from nordvpn

  1. Misc – GPS Spoofing

Here’s another letdown from NordVPN that I’ve actually gotten confirmation on.

Here’s their full answer.

Email replied

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:
If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask!
Best Regards,
Rodrigo Iglesia
Customer Success Team

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 a league down from ExpressVPN or Surfshark which is in the range of 90 marks.

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… or read our NordVPN review here.