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NordVPN Android App

October 7, 2016

NordVPN has won us over with industry-leading technology, advanced privacy and security solutions, and what is probably the best Windows client created to date. It is fast, reliable, and allows you to stream, browse, download, and upload anything you wish while remaining completely anonymous.

The NordVPN Android app lets you enjoy all of these benefits on the go. Keep reading and get a full view of this long-awaited app.

App Design

The design of the NordVPN Android app was an instant hit with our team. It features a soothing color scheme and a smooth, modern look. The interactive server map is well-designed and an excellent choice for easy server switching.

The well-thought-out design contributes to the great usability and functionality of the app, for which it is praised by critics and users alike. If you are a fan of the NordVPN Windows client, you are sure to love this elegant and functional mobile solution.

NordVPN Android APP Interface

Ease Of Use

As suggested before, the NordVPN Android app features revolutionary usability that makes sophisticated VPN technology available to everyone who may need it. No complex configuration, no hard-to-understand settings, just the carefully selected features that allow you to take full control over your VPN connection without any advanced knowledge on the subject.

Swipe to turn the VPN on or off, easily select server locations with the interactive map, and sit back as the app detects and connects to the fastest server. You can also make use of the auto-connect option, force TCP connection if supported, and search the knowledge base if you encounter any issues.

Performance

Being already familiar with the performance of NordVPN on a desktop computer, we had great expectations from this app. We ran multiple tests and found latency increase to be minimal, just like its impact on the download speed. In comparison to other apps of this kind, the NordVPN Android app offers better speeds than the vast majority of the competition. What impressed us the most was that not only did it not slow down our uploads, it even improved the upload speed!

What is also impressive is that the software offers over 700 servers, including specialized ones, which is one of the reasons why the performance of the app is even smoother than expected, regardless of the activity. We detected no DNS or IP leaks during our tests, which speaks in favor of the great efficiency of its DNS leak protection. The unique double data encryption ensures absolute security and anonymity.

Subscription

NordVPN does not offer a special subscription for Android but brings you an all-encompassing subscription that allows you to use the software on up to six different devices with a single account, including those operating on the Android platform. It now offers a 3-day free trial, so you can get a full sense of what the app offers before purchasing.

The prices range from $11.95 with the monthly plan to only $5.75 per month with the annual subscription. Purchasing a NordVPN subscription is risk-free, as it comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. Apart from adopting a strict no logs policy, the company ensures complete anonymity by allowing payments via BitCoin.

NordVPN Android App

Pros

The app is easy to use, encrypts all of your mobile traffic, and no logs of your activity are kept at any time. It allows P2P sharing, with great speeds for downloading and even more impressive upload speeds. The specialized servers allow you to instantly select the best server for streaming and other popular activities. User support can be accessed directly from the app and it is among the most helpful and friendly ones we have encountered.

Cons

The NordVPN Android app does not include all the advanced features available in the desktop version. However, this is hardly an issue, as the app is designed to provide you with easy and carefree use, without an excess load on your device. It does cause faster battery draining. However, this is not unusual for an app with such a wide scope and it is still more battery-friendly that most of the competition. We are slightly disappointed that the app does not feature ad or malware block, which are not that rare in mobile VPN apps, especially those coming from companies known for advanced solutions.

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