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NordVPN Test Report

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

I had inspected NordVPN under these 28 elements.

And the score is out, 85 over 100!

85
Inspect Elements Checked Point Weight
Kill Switch 4/4
Outside 14 Eyes 4/4
No Logs 4/4
OpenVPN Protocol 4/4
AES-256 4/4
Double VPN Servers Routing (MultiHop) 4/4
Private DNS (Smart DNS) 4/4
No Bandwidth Limit 3/3
P2P Function 3/3
Public Wifi Protection 4/4
Own Server Farm 0/4
Google Play Review 4.3 out of 5 stars (351,922) 5/5
App Store Review 4.6 out of 5 stars (147,588) 5/5
Download Speed Reduction 3/4
Upload Speed Reduction 4/4
Latency/Ping 4/4
Ad-Blocker 2/2
Unlimited Devices 0/2
Obfuscation/Camouflage Mode 3/3
DNS Leak Test 4/4
WebRTC Leak Test 4/4
IPV6 Leak Test 4/4
Autoconnect 4/4
GPS Spoofing 0/4
Secure Hotspot 3/3
Auto Cookies Deletion 0/2
Ddos Protection 2/2
Scan Downloaded File 0/2
Last fact checked: February, 2022

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 351,922 individuals score is 0.86

Appstore review of 4.6 stars rating from 147,588 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

Type Without NordVPN With NordVPN Differences in %
Download 31 Mbps 29 Mbps -6.45%
Upload 26 Mbps 27 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

Locations Without NordVPN With NordVPN Differences
Washington 313 ms 302 ms -11 ms
San Francisco 209 ms 268 ms +59 ms
Sao Paulo 426 ms 402 ms +24 ms
Hong Kong 66 ms 125 ms +59 ms
Amsterdam 202 ms 257 ms +55 ms
Moscow 387 ms 225 ms -162 ms
Average 267 ms 263 ms -4 ms

Ping-Test-without-NordVPN

Without NordVPN

Ping-Test-with-NordVPN

With NordVPN

Remark:
The greater the measure distance, the higher the ping time will be. The 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 hands with NordVPN turned on.

  1. IPV6 Leak Test

NordVPN-IPv6-Leak-Test

  1. Misc

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.

NordVPN-Customer-Support-Chat

  1. Misc – GPS Spoofing

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

Here’s their full answer.

Email Replied

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.