Private Internet Access (PIA) vs ExpressVPN Review Update
PIA vs ExpressVPN Update Video
DNS Leak Test Reviewed
It has come to my attention that I made a mistake in my original review of ExpressVPN’s DNS leak. I have reviewed my original post comparing Private Internet Access versus ExpressVPN. The update to ExpressVPN can be found here.
Looking again at both Private Internet Access and ExpressVPN showed only one server being present after their respective VPN services had been engaged. Looking at the website www.dnsleak.com showed that ExpressVPN was flagged, warning there may be a leak. However, only one server was present. I have marked this in the following chart with an asterisk to indicate this. Private Internet Access showed no such warning so they are free and clear from this detection.
So, in light of this change, I have had to change my overall conclusion, which is detailed in the following chart.
The DNS leak measurement changed from finding PIA to be better at DNS leak protection to receiving a neutral ranking. Both performed adequately in this category; everything else remains the same. Now, both PIA and ExpressVPN have the same number of positives and negatives. ExpressVPN remains strong in terms of customer service and privacy and PIA boasts strengths in pricing and speed. The two VPN services come up the same for the other metrics: payment, IP locations, platforms supported and DNS leak.
I have had to change my recommendation from Private Internet Access to a neutral rating for both services. Both ExpressVPN and Private Internet Access provide really good services, with both featuring strengths and areas of weakness. But for me this is a toss-up. You can go with either and be served well.