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!
|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||(351,922)||5/5|
|App Store Review||(147,588)||5/5|
|Download Speed Reduction||✓||3/4|
|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|
Ranked 3rd from all of the best VPN tested.
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
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 NordVPN||With NordVPN||Differences in %|
|Download||31 Mbps||29 Mbps||-6.45%|
|Upload||26 Mbps||27 Mbps||+3.85%|
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 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|
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
DNS Leak Test
Hello from the Lion City. Did you know that there were seven Merlions in Singapore? I bet you don’t.
It’s all in good hands with NordVPN turned on.
IPV6 Leak Test
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.
Misc – GPS Spoofing
Here’s another letdown from NordVPN that I’ve actually gotten confirmation on.
Here’s their full answer.
Apr 30, 04:42 EEST
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: https://support.google.com/
If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask!
Customer Success Team
85 over 100 is definitely a good score, especially if you are going to utilize NordVPN for Netflix streaming.
… or read our NordVPN review here.