Several people use VPNs for various purposes like unblocking geo-restricted content, avoiding ISP throttling, gaming, and more. We might use different platforms, but most of us use a VPN for various things.
Today, we have hundreds of choices when selecting a decent VPN to install. These many options make this process a little complicated. However, I recommend using Surf Shark or Nord VPN. These two are the hot topics in the VPN industry right now.
You will see their several excellent and positive reviews on play stores and websites. But which one is better for you? Let us take a look to find out.
Let us start their comparison based on the features they offer.
Surf Shark VPN offers 3,200+ servers to choose from 65 countries. It provides a simple UI for a better user experience. You can use the quick connect button on the home screen to connect to the server. You will also find an option to find the fastest server for you. The primary difference where Surf Shark makes a difference is that there is no limit to the simultaneous connection. You can connect as many devices as you need to connect simultaneously.
Nord VPN also offers a dedicated Quick Connect button like Surf shark VPN. It gives you an option to choose from 5,000+ servers from 60 countries. It provides a better interface than Surfshark VPN because it keeps advanced settings on a different page. It makes the interface look less clustered. You can only connect six devices simultaneously.
Winner: Surf Shark
You can buy Surf Shark VPN for $2.49 per month($47.88 for two years) only if you buy a two-year subscription together. You can also purchase six months or one-year subscriptions. It offers a money-back guarantee of 30 days.
There are also three options for premium subscriptions that Nord VPN provides. You can purchase subscriptions for one month, six months, and two years. There is no option to buy a subscription for one year. Nord VPN costs $3.29 per month($79 per two years) only if you purchase a two-year subscription together. It also offers a money-back guarantee for 30 days.
Winner: Surf Shark VPN
A majority of people use VPNs mainly for streaming geo-locked content. So, I decided to put streaming as a comparison point here. Both VPNs gave almost the same results in streaming, but Nord VPN supports more popular apps like Vudu, Sky, and Showtime.
Apart from these three apps, streaming speed on apps like Netflix, Disney+, HBO, and more was almost the same. The streaming fluctuates a little depending on the platform I was using.
I primarily use Amazon Firestick for streaming. I wanted to try some decent free VPNs. I installed many of them, but only a few services fulfill their promises.
You can conduct several speed tests to check these VPNs’ speed. I have conducted speed tests on local connections(multiple/ single) and distant servers in the USA. Here is a list of downloading speeds I received.
1) Local Connection Test(Multiple)
When I use several devices, Nord VPN gives a downloading speed of 186 Mbps and an uploading speed of 37 Mbps. Surf Shark VPN gives a downloading speed of 114 Mbps and an uploading speed of 36 Mbps.
2) Local Connection Test(Single)
When I use a single device, Nord VPN gives a downloading speed of 158 Mbps and an uploading speed of 28 Mbps. Surf Shark VPN gives downloading speed of 113 Mbps and an uploading speed of 15 Mbps.
3) US server test
I use the USA as a distant server, and NordVPN gives a downloading speed of 165 Mbps and an uploading average of 21 Mbps. Surf Shark VPN manages a downloading average of 116 Mbps and an uploading average of 18 Mbps.
Winner: Nord VPN
You can use any of these VPNs you like. NordVPN is the best if you only need the best internet speed. You need to pay more money in that case.
If you can compromise a little with the internet speed, you might want to give Surf Shark a chance. You will also get the choice to connect unlimited devices simultaneously.