Here’s the checklist sheet to Windscribe VPN’s score.
I went through the 28 testing elements on Windscribe.
The final score is 71 over 100!
Windscribe Score Card
|Inspect Elements||Checked||Point Weight|
|Outside 14 Eyes||✗||0/4|
|Double VPN Servers Routing||✓||4/4|
|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||✓||1/4|
|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 8th among all the best VPNs tested.
- Beta Distribution for Google Play and App Store Review
Playstore review of 3.9 stars rating from 99,358 individuals score is 0.88
Appstore review of 4.5 stars rating from 11,362 individuals score is 0.82
A 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 Windscribe||With Windscribe||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 Windscribe||With Windscribe||Difference|
|Washington||324 ms||302 ms||-21 ms|
|San Francisco||227 ms||340 ms||+113 ms|
|Sao Paulo||423 ms||421 ms||-2 ms|
|Hong Kong||67 ms||469 ms||+402 ms|
|Amsterdam||269 ms||451 ms||+182 ms|
|Moscow||306 ms||457 ms||+151 ms|
|Average||269 ms||407 ms||+138 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
Usually, I would connect to the nearest country to my location. But the free version of Windscribe has a limited selection of locations, so I will just go with the US. All great.
- WebRTC Test
All is good. As expected with a US IP.
- IPV6 Leak Test
- Misc – Server
Support was rather slow but they did help out with my queriest. Below is their reply, feel free to check out.
There you have it, my full examination with a score for Windscribe.
The scoring system puts Windscribe in the intermediate category.
Not as elite as ExpressVPN or Surfshark but certainly not in the lower ranking of Hotspot Shield.
Find out more at Windscribe.com
… or read my Windscribe VPN review here.