Best VPN Services (2019 Update)

#3: Astrill VPN (Best “Compact” Android VPN)

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Astrill VPN is one of the best VPNs for Android devices let me tell you why.

Astrill may be an unpopular choice for most Internet users and fell out of the top 10 by many reviewers. In fact, it’s fairly poorly ranked by Trustpilot.

However, there’s a wide range of features that distinguish Astrill from other VPNs. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Works in China
  • Smallest high-ranking Android VPN (13 MB)
  • Low CPU usage
  • 5 Simultaneous connections
  • Double-hop
  • Kill-switch
  • Fast speeds
  • Simple user interface
  • Location in Seychelles

Yet one of the main disturbing factors is their logging policy, which indicates that Astrill keeps some logs.

Also, their price is over the average. Pricing starts at $8.33/month 12 months at a time ($99.00 total), or $15.90 if you want to pay month to month.

StrengthsWeaknesses
☑ Fast service speed No double hop
☑ Cryptocurrencies acceptedAbove average pricing
☑ Netflix works with nearly all servers
Lightest top ranking Android application

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9 thoughts on “Best VPN Services (2019 Update)

  1. I am glad you like the blog. Thanks!
    Astrill is fine and actually one of the few that passed our China test. You just have to keep your eye on their logging policy.

    Good luck!

  2. Thanks for the great review! I also live in China and have been having a lot of trouble lately (since the congress meetings) with Witopia. I am thinking of switching to a new provider. Have you been having any issues with Astrill in the past month or so?
    Regards

  3. WindScribe actually has a potential Backdoor which appeared after we tested their setup file with VirusTotal. In addition, they confirm to log last activity timestamps and the total amount of bytes transferred in a 30 day period.. And in the end we never know for sure, these are just claims. A VPN gets extra pointsif their HQ is not located in 5 eyes just for security reasons. We think of it as a risk minimalization 🙂

    PS: We did a review on WindScribe as well. If you are looking for specific info https://www.vpntesting.com/reviews/windscribe/

    I Hope it helps!

    Andy.

  4. I would love to know what you think about WindScribe. I know it’s bad that it’s headquartered in a “5 eyes” country though I don’t know why. If they don’t keep logs, what difference does it make?

  5. I think VPN is a must yeah things might be different with various brands but for me, I have been using Express VPN and it seems to be best for me.

  6. Wow.. Thanks James!!

    Such an incredible post, yiou have done tons of research.
    It helped me a lot.

  7. I have tried Nord VPN it works well, But only problem I faced is that it is not secure as they said. It also lags because of the servers are used everywhere I tried free membership it doesn’t give full support but it’s nice to have this VPN in system. It uses secure and the best proxy servers.

  8. The biggest issue that I’ve had with VPNs previously is random disconnections or hang-ups which slow down your ability to navigate online. As somebody who works fast, a buffering screen or slow loading webpage is near hell for me. I have experience with several of the VPNs listed in this review and can moderately recommend PIA for ease of use and generally positive connectivity.

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