Best 5 VPNs for Android

Best 5 VPNs for Android

Getting a VPN service for your Android phone and/or tablet shouldn’t be hard. And you should demand only the best — after all, those will be your web whereabouts that could be screened by prying eyes. So you don’t want to save on a service that keeps you and your privacy protected.

All services in our list of best 5 VPNs for Android have millions of users and you can hardly go wrong by picking any one of them. But for the best overall experience, get the top service and forget about it. Let it do its magic in the background while you safely and securely browse the web, access streaming services, download files and so on.

So without further ado, here are the best 5 VPNs for Android you can buy today:

1
ExpressVPN

at ExpressVPN.com
Our rating:
Price from: $8.32/mo
30-day money-back guarantee

Pros

Cons

  • Feature-rich yet easy to use
  • One of the best VPNs around
  • Strong no-logging policy
  • Reliable support you can reach 24/7
  • Limited number of servers in Africa and the Middle East
  • Kinda pricey

Summary

What makes ExpressVPN great on Android phones and tablets is the same thing that makes it great across the board — its consistent performance. We would love to be able to rely on other apps as much as we can rely on ExpressVPN for Android. It works every single time for both web browsing as well as for accessing popular streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. The fact that you're traveling shouldn't prevent you from accessing your favorite shows.

On the downside though, ExpressVPN for Android doesn't have all security features found on desktop apps, such as a kill switch. Something's gotta give on the small screen, I guess.

Nonetheless, we still highly recommend ExpressVPN for Android users.
2
NordVPN

at NordVPN.com
Our rating:
Price from: $3.49/mo
30-day money-back guarantee

Pros

Cons

  • 5,000+ servers in the network
  • Easy to use - install it and forget it
  • One license is good for up to 6 devices
  • Strict zero-logs policy
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Chrome extension is just a proxy
  • You can't pay with PayPal

Summary

NordVPN not only shines on Windows and Macs, it also works well with Android devices.

The company's Android app is easy to use, delivering one of the fastest download rates on the market. Once started, you won't even notice that NordVPN is running on your smartphone (or tablet).

Also working in NordVPN's favor are its zero-logs policy and protection against WebRTC leaks, as well as advanced privacy features that put you, the user, in control — rather than major tech giants like Google and Facebook.
3
Hotspot Shield

at HotspotShield.com
Our rating:
Price from: $2.99/mo
45-day money-back guarantee

Pros

Cons

  • It's super fast!
  • Works with Netflix, BBC and others
  • Easy to use apps, browser extensions
  • You can try it for free!
  • Some advanced features are not configurable
  • Doesn't work in high-censorship countries

Summary

Hotspot Shield could easily be the fastest VPNs out there with its proprietary technology helping the company deliver blazing-fast download AND upload speeds. Android users will love its mobile app that lets them enjoy a buffer free streaming (Netflix included), fast torrenting and so on.

Your privacy is equally well protected, with the software only collecting some anonymized that to continually improve its service.

There is one caveat though - it won't work that good in high-censorship countries like China. If you don't need that in the first place, we can highly recommend Hotspot Shield to you.

As that's typically the case with most VPN services out there, the longer you commit - the better deal you get. However, what makes Hotspot Shield even better is the fact that it offers a 7-day free trial of its service. A few other top VPN providers do the same. Plus, its money-back guarantee lasts for 45 days, making for a risk-free purchase. Cause, you can always get your money back. Sweet and just the way we like it.
4
IPVanish

at IPVanish.com
Our rating:
Price from: $3.99/mo
7-day money-back guarantee

Pros

Cons

  • One the best VPNs for torrenting
  • Works well with Netflix
  • Simple setup on all popular devices
  • Strict zero-logs policy
  • Doesn't work with BBC iPlayer
  • Refund period only lasts 7 days
  • Doesn't work in China

Summary

IPVanish works flawlessly on Android, delivering some of the fastest download and upload speeds we've seen when connected to a VPN. Its app is not exactly the prettiest out there, but it gets the job done.

Also, chances are you are not using a VPN service exclusively on your smartphone and/or tablet, so we need to look at the bigger picture. IPVanish will keep your identity protected no matter which device you use, offering fast download and upload speeds, dedicated P2P resources and so much more.

It works with Netflix though there are better options out there. However, when it comes to torrenting - only a few services come close to what IPVanish is offering.
5
Surfshark

at Surfshark.com
Our rating:
Price from: $1.99/mo
30-day money-back guarantee

Pros

Cons

  • Reliable download and upload speeds
  • Works with Netflix and BBC iPlayer
  • Strict zero-logs policy
  • Lets you use it on unlimited number of devices
  • Browser extensions are just proxies
  • Low number of servers in Africa and Australia
  • There are faster VPNs out there

Summary

Surfshark is a solid all-round VPN offering top-notch security and privacy features. It may not be the best option out there, but it's definitely not the worst. And for the price, it offers a hard to beat package that goes well beyond basic VPN service.

You can rely on it for streaming and torrenting, with included extra features like CleanWeb and MultiHop, delivering a that much better — and more secure — experience.

Surfshark, the company, is based in British Virgin Islands and with its zero-logs policy makes for a powerful combo to anyone looking to keep its web whereabouts under the radar.

The service is easy to use and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.