Protecting your internet connection while you’re at home or on your laptop on the go is important.

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But why protect just one part of your internet use?

If you’re using an Android phone, you should be using a VPN whenever you connect to the internet.

Let’s talk about why that’s a good idea, then discuss the best VPNs for Android phones. We’ll go over our selection criteria, then provide our recommendations.

Why Use an Android VPN?

Just like the internet traffic that you send from your home or work computer, the traffic you send from your phone should be protected. A VPN provides that protection.

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For a detailed explanation, check out our full beginner’s guide to VPNs. In short, though, using a VPN on your Android:

  1. Hide your IP so you can remain anonymous and private
  2. Bypasses geo-restrictions (especially useful for streaming Netflix, Hulu, Youtube etc…)
  3. Helps keep your personal data safe and secure
  4. Protects your anonymity online and online spying

5 Best VPN Apps for Android Devices

1. NordVPN – Most VPN Servers With Different IP Addresses

NordVPN is a top contender in every category, but it stands out among Android VPNs for the remarkably high reviews it gets from its users: NordVPN’s app earned a 4.3 ranking on Google Play, one of the highest we’ve seen

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2. ExpressVPN – Best for Security & Fastest Connections Speeds

ExpressVPN is one of the fastest providers that we’ve tested, clocking over 83 Mbps download speed on our 100 Mbps connection.

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While the speed you get on your Android phone will vary largely based on your phone and your connection, you can be confident that you’ll get about as fast a speed as possible with ExpressVPN.

3. Surfshark – Cheap VPN for Streaming on Android

Despite being a newcomer and offering a relatively small server pool, Surfshark is a great VPN choice for your Android device.

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4. Private Internet Access – Most Flexible Android VPN

PIA is known for its high speeds. It maintained 81% of our 100 Mbps connection speed when we tested it on a PC, logging one of the fastest speeds we’ve ever seen. So if you’re looking for the fastest Android VPN, you should give Private Internet Access a shot.

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5.Psiphon 3 – Uncensored Free VPN | Download for Android, iOS

Psiphon is a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service that redirects user’s IP address to a different IP address when it reaches its end point. Psiphon is used to access uncensored and banned addresses and also for protecting IP address from malicious services.

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