5 Best VPNs for Android (2017 Edition)

Using your Android phone to browser the internet may not be as private or secure as you think. Luckily, secure VPNs for Android can help protect your mobile communications and data.

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What’s a VPN?

VPN, or virtual private networks, are some of the best security tools someone can use for surfing the web. You can use them to browse the internet as opposed to using public wi-fi hotspots. VPNs offer more security and privacy, and can be used to get around firewalls that may exist at your work or school.

Let’s assume your work blocks Facebook through their network firewall. With a VPN, you can access Facebook.com with no issues.

Another common use is to overcome content restrictions brought on by streaming services like Netflix. Different programming may be available in different countries, and by connecting to a VPN you can act as if you are in another country.

ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN is perhaps the most trusted and secure brands in the virtual private network industry. Its SSL-secured network with 256-bit encryption is super fast, and subscribers get unlimited bandwidth and speed. It also has the most locations available to choose from, with over 100 locations worldwide.

Locations include:

AmericasAsia PacificEuropeAfrica, Middle East, & India
United States (15+ cities)Australia (2+ cities)United Kingdom (5+ cities)Algeria
Canada (3+ cities)New ZealandGermany (3+ cities)Egypt
ArgentinaCambodiaAlbaniaIndia (2+ cities)
BahamasHong KongAAndoraIsrael
BrazilIndonesiaArmeniaKazakhstan
ChileJapanAustriaKenya
ColombiaMacauAzerbaijanKyrgyzstan
Costa RicaMalaysiaBelarusSouth Africa
EcuadorMongoliaBelgiumTurkey
GuatemalaPhilippinesBosnia & HerzegovinaUzbekistan
MexicoSingaporeBulgaria
PanamaSouth KoreaCroatia
PeruTaiwanCyprus
UruguayThailandCzech Republic
VenezuelaVietnamDenmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Isle of Man
Italy
Jersey
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuana
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine

Many users can experience speeds of around 7 mbps depending on location. In addition to the fast speeds, ExpressVPN does not keep any browsing logs and your activity is mixed in with other user’s activity meaning it’s next to impossible to single out one particular user’s activity.

ExpressVPN is available for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac. On Android and iOS, you can easily switch the VPN on and off. The application doesn’t constantly run in the background and drain your battery life.

Lastly, they offer a 12-month plan for $8.32/month which is very fair for the service you get. No matter which package you get, you still get access to ExpressVPN on all devices, and receive 24/7 support and high-speed unlimited bandwidth. They are so confident in their service, they also provide a 30-day money back guarantee.

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VyprVPN

VyprVPN from Golden Frog is one of the best VPNs on the market right now. Whether you need a VPN for business, or personal use, VyprVPN has you covered. They have over 700+ servers with over 200,000 IPs and secure access through OpenVPN and Chameleon 256bit encryption.

VyprVPN is compatable with all mobile devices, including Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac. Pricing is reasonable, at $9.99/month or $80/year, it’s a tough deal to beat. This deal includes a free 3-day no risk cancel any time trial.

You can also opt to use VyprVPN free, which includes a free one time 500 MB of data usage w/ 2 simultaneous connection support. Also includes PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, OpenVPN and Chameleon protocols, VyprDNS, NAT Firewall, and access to Cyphr, a free encrypted messaging app.

Locations include:

AmericasAsia PacificEuropeAfrica, Middle East, & India
United States (8+ cities)Australia (3+ cities)AustriaIndia
MexicoNew ZealandBelgiumBahrain
CanadaMarshall IslandsBulgariaIsrael
Costa RicaHong KongCzech RepublicQatar
PanamaIndonesiaDenmarkSaudi Arabia
El SalvadorJapanLuxembourgUnited Arab Emirates
ArgentinaMacauFinlandAlgeria
BrazilMalaysiaFranceEgypt
ColombiaMaldivesGermany
UruguayPakistanGreece
PhilippinesIceland
SingaporeIreland
South KoreaItaly
TaiwanLatvia
ThailandLiechtenstein
VietnamLithuana
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom
Ukraine

Download VyprVPN for Android and iOS

 

Opera Free VPN – Unlimited VPN

Opera Free VPN is one of the newer VPN applications on the market. It’s very reasonably priced at $0 – that’s right it’s FREE. It’s also developed by a very reputable company (Opera) who also makes one of the most widely used browsers on the market.

Some nice features include a built-in ad tracker blocker, so you don’t have to worry about your data being tracked by advertisement serving companies.

The server location list isn’t quite as impressive as its competitors, but at this price it’s hard to beat. You won’t be able to download torrent on this VPN as it is not supported.

Opera Free VPN is available on Android, and iOS – and it comes pre-built into the Opera web browser on desktop computers.

Download Opera Free VPN for Android and iOS

 

NordVPN

NordVPN is an easy to setup and easy to use VPN available for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac. It has servers in other 50 countries, which means it has a strong selection of locations, but not the most out of the VPNs we’ve tested.

NordVPN is priced very fairly, and you can save 52% buy getting the 1 year plan for $69.00/year ($5.75/month). You can opt to pay for your subscription through BitCoin if you wish for added security measures.

Quickly connect to your desired location by clicking the country name, and get automatically connected to the best server available. You can also manually browser through all their servers and connect to one manually. 24/7 customer support is available should you encounter any issues.

You can connect up to 6 devices per 1 account, gain access to fast servers with unlimited bandwidth, bypass censorship and country restrictions, and more. NordVPN also has a “zero logs policy”, which means you are totally anonymous while using this VPN.

NordVPN is definitely a contender for best VPN, and we place it within the top 3.

Download NordVPN for Android and iOS

 

Fast Secure VPN

Fast Secure VPN is a simple easy to use VPN that allows connections to various countries. It is priced relatively low compared to ExpressVPN and VyprVPN, as only $16.70 for 12 month, but its features are not quite as robust.

A free version is available but is often hit or miss depending on how server traffic. It’s a solid program, but if you are looking for a cleaner interface with more features, we’d recommend looking elsewhere.

Features of Fast Secure VPN include unlimited bandwidth, good selection of countries, 256-bit encryption, easy-to-use, and one click connection.

Download Fast Secure VPN for Android

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