ExpressVPN for Android

ExpressVPN for Android

8.2/10 (Expert Score)
Product is rated as #7 in category Android VPN Apps
  • Compatible with all major Android devices
  • Supports China region
  • Native support for TOR network connection
  • Great privacy for its customers
  • Extremely easy to use
  • Interface may feel a little dated

ExpressVPN is the best choice for most people because it offers a great selection of features at a reasonable price, with servers in over 90 countries and locations around the world that you can choose from. It works on all devices and operating systems, including iOS, Mac OS X, Windows PC/laptop/notebook, Linux and more.

While its offerings are more costly than other top-rated services such as IPVanish or ProtonMail’s VPN service (which we’ll discuss later), its wide platform compatibility makes it easy to use without any headaches.

ExpressVPN also has a 30-day money-back guarantee, which you can use to test the service for up to three months before deciding whether it is worth keeping. The software comes with a SOCKS5 proxy service that acts as an intermediary between your device and ExpressVPN’s servers so you can browse the web anonymously.

ExpressVPN is one of the best VPNs on Android for security. Using a kill switch feature, it turns off your Internet connection if there is an interruption in the VPN connection to ensure all data continues to be sent to the internet but remains secure and private. It also has built-in DNS leak protection that prevents your ISP and other third parties from learning your real IP address when using its service.

It also offers OpenVPN encryption and IKEv2/IPSec encryption VPN protocols. Although it has only been around since 2015, its performance is still very solid across all platforms and hardware devices on Android.

Connecting through OpenVPN encryption protocol, ExpressVPN offers a wide range of protocols for its users that include IKEv2/IPSec encryption as well as SOCKS5 proxy function.

Although ExpressVPN is not among the fastest connections on Android, it still offers speedy speeds because it is based in the British Virgin Islands. The company claims that its servers are located in over 90 countries, which should offer fast connectivity to most users who are unsure where their IP address is being sent.

It also offers many performance-boosting features such as a kill switch and automatic DNS leak protection that keep your data secure at all times.


  • Allows you to set up VPN connections on up to five devices at once, which is a huge benefit compared to its competitors.
  • Automatic DNS leak protection feature, which prevents your ISP or other third parties from learning what websites you are visiting when using their services.
  • Ad-block feature that blocks ads and trackers from your browser while accessing the Internet through its service.
  • Kill switch function that stops all data from being sent if the VPN connection drops or crashes for any reason.


  • It is compatible with all major devices on Android.
  • It also can be used to access the Internet wherever you are, even in China and other countries that restrict VPNs. The app offers a highly secure and private connection between your device and its server so you can surf the web freely without worrying about anyone sniffing your data.
  • You can set up any number of ExpressVPN connections from one device, which makes this an ideal choice for people who travel frequently or want to use different services on their phones while overseas.
  • It also allows users to connect anonymously through TOR network if they wish.
  • Because it operates outside of normal regulatory bodies, British Virgin Islands-based ExpressVPN has managed to achieve a large amount of privacy for its customers.
  • It is also extremely easy to use, with an intuitive app that allows you to connect and disconnect at your convenience.
  • A number of users have reported success using the service on Android devices running custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android and a few others. It seems that it’s possible to install ExpressVPN on some non-stock ROMs too such as Lineage OS (which doesn’t officially support VPN apps) but there’s no guarantee that this will work or even be possible in every case.


  • Although the app is very easy to use, its interface may feel a little dated but that’s hardly a problem considering most users barely even look at the interface apart from to tap one button.
  • The fact that ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee does not ensure that it will actually refund your money if you are not satisfied with the service after using it for multiple months.
  • So far, there have been issues with many users claiming it failed to keep their data secure while in China and other regions where VPNs are banned or heavily censored.
  • Overall, this VPN can be used safely for basic tasks such as browsing the web and streaming videos on Android, but it is not reliable for the most secure and reliable purposes. However this criticism applies to any VPN service because ultimately they must conform to the instructions of authorities if commanded to disclose data.

How to use ExpressVPN on Android:

Download the ExpressVPN app from Google Play Store. Tap Install and allow the app to install. Download and install VPN Server (if needed).

Connect to the server you want to use. It is recommended that you connect through a VPN server in a country not affected by any censorship or restrictions such as China, Iran, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia.

If you are having issues connecting using these countries, try connecting using servers in countries such as Canada or Germany instead.

Bottom Line

ExpressVPN is one of the best VPN services for Google Android users and we give it our top recommendation. The service has a stellar reputation for offering what are considered some of the best speeds in the industry, with its servers being optimized to work well with streaming devices such as smart TVs.

Its ‘Netflix’ feature also helps users unblock access to this popular streaming service by unlocking American Netflix in particular, which has different availability in different regions and countries around the world (such as Canada).

Users can achieve great speeds too thanks to ExpressVPN’s ability to route through various locations around the world, even if they’re located within a country where Netflix isn’t available.


About ExpressVPN

Founded in 2009, ExpressVPN is one of the world’s largest providers of VPN services, enabling millions of active users in 180+ countries to protect their privacy and security online with just a few clicks. The company’s award-winning software for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, routers, and browsers secures user information and identities with best-in-class encryption and leakproofing.

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