StrongVPN is suited for all the major platforms and has the ability to unblock Netflix, Hulu making it ideal for streaming people. Is it enough to keep up with the competition in a VPN market? Get into the StrongVPN review article to find out.
- Bypasses The Great Firewall of China
- Supports 12 devices at once
- Zero logs policy
- Unblocks Netflix
- Outdates user-interface
- Based in the USA
- Advanced security features are missing
- Very low servers
It has headquarters in the USA VPN, one of the core members of the 5-eyes surveillance alliance. The USA is one of the countries which works with a group of other countries to collect and share different types of data. We can say the US is one of the worst places to base VPN operations.
However, StrongVPN claims to be no-logs VPN. It means they don’t collect and sell user data to any third-parties.
StrongVPN – Supported Devices
Here are the devices supported by StrongVPN review
At the same time, the extension available for Google Chrome works as a proxy to unblock the websites.
It also helps you to protect all the household devices at once. If you’re a Kodi user, you can install the dedicated addon offered by StrongVPN to unblock the media contents.
StrongVPN Server Locations
StrongVPN offers only 950+ servers across 35 countries. If you’re an advanced VPN user, it is insufficient.
The major part of StrongVPN review is that you can find nearly 60,000+ IP addresses in those servers.
Does StrongVPN work in China?
It has features to bypass ‘The Great Firewall of China‘.
StrongVPN offers only two subscription plans. While signing up for the monthly plan, you will be charged $10. However, you can save 42% of your money while purchasing the annual plan. For both the plans, you will get 30-day money-back guarantee.
Overall, StrongVPN is not 100% anonymous and it is not recommended for the privacy-minded people.
StrongVPN Streaming and Torrenting
When it comes to streaming, StrongVPN manages to unblock Netflix, Hulu, ABC, CBS and a few more services. At the same time, we can’t manage to unblock the services like iPlayer, Prime Video, NBC, HBO and Disney+. StrongVPN doesn’t offer dedicated servers for streaming.
Ease of Use
Click here to sign up for StrongVPN.
The ‘Best Available Location‘ lets you connect to the server location. A list of supported countries and cities will appear on the screen. After choosing the server, simply press the ‘Connect‘ button to connect to the location. Once the connection was made, the Connect button will turn into ‘Disconnect.’
By tapping the cogwheel icon on the top right corner, you can access the limited range of the settings menu like Options, Protocol, Information, Diagnostics and Updates.
Under the options section, you can enable/disable the kill-switch menu. The Protocol sections let you switch between different protocols for your connection.
”Updates” is the last section and it lets you check/update the app to the latest version.
Overall, StrongVPN has a simple interface to let all kind of users access the app without any issues. However, the smartphone app lacks the most important feature of an automatic kill switch.
Encryption and Security
Along with this strong encryption, you will also have protocols like OpenVPN, PPTP, SSTP, WireGuard, IKEv2, L2TP and PPTP.
The Kill switch feature ensures high-level protection when there is a drop in internet connection. Since StrongVPN has own DNS servers, none of your web traffic will be routed through the third-party servers. But, you can’t find OpenVPN protocol on all servers. Most of the servers use the outdated PPTP protocol.
Recently, the developers have released a new protocol called WireGuard. However, it is available as a beta version only.
StrongVPN Speed and Performance
While selecting any VPN, it is important to check out their speed and performance. hence, we have tested the StrongVPN review with several tests to check out their performance. For that, we have used the speedtest network developed by Ookla. It will help us to find out the performance once we are connected to the VPN.
While testing our 100 Mbps connection, we got 91.54 Mbps for downloads and 87.24 Mbps for uploads. Then, we have connected the VPN to a UK server and tested out the speed. We got 80.63 Mbps and 76.48 Mbps for uploads.
Then, we have tested the StrongVPN by connecting it to the Germany server. We got 68.49 Mbps for downloads and 56.47 Mbps for uploads.
For better understanding, we listed the results in a simple table
While testing, we also experienced high latency between the servers. Since the upload speed was too fast, the torrenters can use this VPN. The connection time is also pretty good.
StrongVPN Customer Support
Like other VPN providers, you will 24/7 live chat support to solve your query and problem whenever you need. Even though the response is not that quick, they are very helpful. There is also Email support, to raise your queries through Email. However, they will take 24 to 48 hours to respond to your query.
The FAQ section lets you clear all the basic queries on your app.
Zero-logs policy, 12-simultaneous connections and the ability to bypass the Great Firewall of China makes it a solid choice for the users. In simple words, StrongVPN may not suit all the users, but it is still a very impressive VPN to use.