Welcome to my SaferVPN Review article. Today I’m going to dive into this VPN client. Moreover, we are going to break down its features and have some of them tested. However, before we begin I would like to state that SaferVPN is a company which strongly believes in online freedom in addition to privacy and finally security. Despite all that, it has a few very clear downsides. Disadvantages I will talk about later in this article.
First of all, to get started, here are the main features It offers:
- 256-Bit Strong Encryption
- VPN Kill Switch
- Automatic Wi-Fi Security
- Worldwide Server Network
- No Logging Policy In addition to Anonymous Payments
- Multiple VPN Protocols
- 24/7 Customer Support
SaferVPN Review: Getting Started
After downloading and installing the client, this is the first screen you will see:
The next thing I want to talk about is the User Interface of SaferVPN. To tell you the truth, I expected more from such a company. The UI is the worst one I’ve seen from all the VPN clients I’ve tested so far. And trust me, I’ve tested quite a few. For instance, let’s look at the screenshot below and I will explain my point:
- The main app window is separate from the app settings sidebar. However, with the right hovering, you can move them together. Although, it’s very, very uncomfortable.
- I can move this window and detach it from the sidebar. In my opinion, it’s just hectic.
- Poorly designed settings menu. Moreover, it’s very constricted and takes me back to the year 2000.
A proper UI/UX is one of the most important things out there. However, I might be taking this too harshly, you be the judge of that.
Finally, i want to continue to My personal experience and tests.
SaferVPN Review: Diving Into SaferVPN
First of all, before we get to any kind of results, I’m going to perform a Speed Test without any VPN connection. Here are my results without a VPN client:
Now, without any further delay, we can dive into it.
In short, the first test iv’e conduct is D/U rates from the following locations:
- EUROPE – GERMANY
On one hand, we got the USA speed test below, lets analyze it.
You should know I’m pretty far from the USA, moreover, this does affect the results. However, with other VPN clients, I got significantly better results for the USA. Making SaferVPN’s connection to the US decent at best.
On the other hand, we got the speed test to Germany. Right off the bat, it’s better, a lot better. I’m guessing the main reason for such good results to Europe is due to the simple fact that I’m a lot closer. Meaning, SaferVPN performs better in close geographical distances. Thus, I would not recommend using it if most of your work is concentrated in the USA.
A mentioned above, a lot better than the connection to the USA. However, I don’t know if you noticed, the PING is dramatically increased in both connections. More than it should.
Streaming With SaferVPN
Finally, I have some good news, at the time of writing this article, safer VPN works with bypassing the Netflix VPN ban. Allowing you to access country-restricted content!
Finally, i would like to move on to P2P sharing with SaferVPN. Torrenting with SaferVPN in particular.
Torrenting With SaferVPN
Yet another disappointment, P2P sharing doesn’t work as well with SaferVPN comparing to its competitors. Instead, it performs decently at best. Due to legal stuff, i will not publish any P2P related content here. If you really want to see for yourselves you will have to test it out for yourselves. Or, you can take my word for it.
SaferVPN offers a few pricing plans, take a look at the screenshot below to get exact numbers:
In addition, I would like to point out the fact that SaferVPN does offer a money back guarantee if you’re not happy. If you would like to get SaferVPN, visit their official website here: Get SaferVPN
Thanks for reading this far, I hope my article helped to shed some light on this VPN client. I would like to say, in my opinion, SaferVPN is a decent client. Nothing more. Moreover, it wouldn’t be my first choice, especially if I need a solid connection to the USA. However, that being said, it is still a quite powerful and lightweight VPN client that does the job. It’s just not suited for every situation. Moreover, it has better alternatives if you are willing to pay a bit extra for a client like NordVPN.
Finally, one last thing. If you want to read about NordVPN you can do it here: NordVPN Review [2019 UPDATED]