NordVPN Review: Best VPN to buy in 2018?
Whether you want to ditch online threats or simply surf the Internet anonymously, you need a good VPN software. NordVPN is one such VPN software which is quite popular and shout after VPN out there. Is this VPN easy to use and reliable? Well if you don’t try something yourself you can’t get to know whether it’s good or not? So I decided to try this VPN to give a detailed review of this piece of software which might interest you.
When you head up to NordVPN site, you will not find download option directly. First, you need to enter your email address and verify the same by clicking on the link sent by NordVPN to your mail. Once you are done with the verification you get an option to download the setup file.
You will get 3 days trial when you follow the above steps. In 3 days trial period you should make up your mind whether you want to purchase it or not. Setup file size is not very big. On 4G network, I was able to download it in less than a minute.
If any VPN software which has complex UI and very confusing in navigation, users refrain from using it. But that is not the case with NordVPN. After launching it the very first time you fall in love with the great UI which this Panama-based company offers. You get to see a power icon on the top to turn on the VPN services. Apart from this, you can directly choose your preferred choice of countries to which you can connect in just one click. Click on the map icon pointing to a particular country and within 10 seconds you will be connected to that particular VPN.
Also, you get countries option so that you can choose your favorite country out of more than 20 countries, however, the nearer country is better if you want good speed. In favorites, you can add servers which you liked while using this VPN so that you can choose any of them quickly as per your requirement.
To see different servers in a country you can hover on a particular country and you discover a three-dash option which is otherwise invisible. When you click it you will be greeted by a huge number of servers to select. NordVPN automatically determines the recommended server for you.
The recommended server is basically the server which has the minimum load and which can serve you better. This server will give better speed as you normally use shared IP unless you select the dedicated one.
Additionally, you also find advanced servers(specialty servers). They are Anti-DDOS, Dedicated IP, Double VPN, Onion over VPN, P2P which you may not need at all. These servers you can use if you want extra protection otherwise normal VPN servers will be good for most of the users.
Double-encryption feature and Tor-Over-VPN specialized servers are very helpful for adding the extra layer of protection. P2P is a good option to enhance torrent or any P2P based download speed without compromising anonymousness. Dedicated IP servers suites corporate world people to use standard services like Gmail or Paypal. Anti-DDOS is there for less interrupting connection.
In settings, you will find the software version in the very beginning. Also, it says whether you are using an outdated or latest version of VPN.
You can tweak settings according to your needs. Internet kill switch is a very handy setting to force-use the VPN for any internet connection. App kill switch ensures that your current app is closed immediately if VPN connection drops unexpectedly. For an instance, if you add Chrome browser in App kill switch list, in case of VPN-drop, Chrome will be closed automatically.
This particular VPN is very expensive for students and people who use the minimal Internet. There are a few users who just check email and read articles online. For such users, this VPN is definitely expensive. Price ranges from $ 3.25* per month(two years term) to $ 5.75 per month(one year term). If you opt for one month plan then you have to pay $ 11.95.
*Price: At the time of posting this review
NordVPN offers a great UI and reliable VPN services. The highlighting features are Double VPN and TOR VPN. In our test, we found that this VPN has a very good connection speed. The disappointing part is its expensiveness and the trial period which is just 3 days. If you can afford this VPN, you must try it for 3 days then buy it if you feel it fulfills your needs. Other good alternatives are ExpressVPN, IPVanish, and VyprVPN. Which VPN service are you currently using and what do you like the most about it? I would like to know your thoughts on NordVPN. Leave a comment below.