The Best VPNs for Android of 2020

We tested out these VPNs on Android devices to see how fast and secure they really are.

Aliza Vigderman Gabe TurnerChief Editor
Last Updated on Jun 1, 2020

Are you an Android user concerned with your online privacy? Today, those concerns are particularly valid, especially with the number of security breaches we see from large tech companies. But protecting your online traffic isn’t hard— all you need is a VPN! If you’ve been on my site before, you know that I’ve reviewed dozens of VPNs, and these options are the best Android VPNs. Let’s get started with the best VPNs for Android review!

Methodology

Best VPNs for Android
Best VPNs for Android

If you’ve narrowed down your options to a few Android VPNs but are struggling to pull the trigger, here are some things to look out for:

Speed

The security protocols VPNs usually mean a reduction in your Internet speed. It’s no guarantee but look for a VPN with a large number of servers and the option to choose the encryption protocol. That way if one server/protocol is being bogged down, you have some flexibility.

Data logging

Most well-known, trustworthy VPNs have no data logging policies, but if privacy is your number one concern you may want to look into the nitty-gritty details.

Google Play Store Rating

This rating is more important than you might think. A great desktop VPN doesn’t necessarily translate into a great mobile VPN. A high rating means the app is less likely to crash on you and more likely to provide you high speeds.

Server Locations

If there’s a specific country’s internet you want to use, choose the VPN which has the most servers in that country. Otherwise, the safest choice is the VPN with the most servers in most countries.

Netflix

I don’t often watch Netflix on my mobile but from my experience on public transport, I know that Netflix is life for some of y’all. If that’s the case, check to make your VPN of choice can bypass Netflix’s IP detection software.

Features

Many VPNs advertise having features such as split tunneling and a kill switch, and fail to advertise these features aren’t available on all devices. Check to make sure the features you want are actually available in their Android application.

Price

For the vast majority of VPNs, you will be looking dishing out between a couple of dollars to ten dollars per month. If you only use a VPN occasionally, you might be able to get away with a free plan that has a data cap.

Recap

That’s it for the best VPNs for Android in 2020! If you have any questions for us or want to share your experience with one of the VPNs we mentioned, please leave a comment below. We would love to hear from you!

To learn about all of our top picks, read my review of the best VPNs of 2020.

Best VPNs for Android FAQs

  • Which free VPN is best for Android?

    The best free VPN for Android is TunnelBear. TunnelBear offers 500 MB monthly of VPN use for free and has excellent reviews in the Google Play Store.

  • Which VPN is best for Android?

    For Android, we recommend CyberGhost, TunnelBear, NordVPN, and IPVanish as our top VPN choices. Each one has excellent customer reviews in the Google Play Store and a strict no logging policy.

  • Are VPNs legal?

    The quick answer is yes, VPNs are safe and legal to use in the majority of countries around the world. Many businesses use VPNs for legitimate purposes like security. However, if you live in a country like China, VPNs are illegal, so it’s best to check with your specific country’s laws.

  • Is an Android VPN safe?

    As long as you choose well known and recommended VPN in the Google Play Store, Android VPNs are a safe and affordable to ensure privacy and security on your Android device.

  • Do I need a VPN on Android phones?

    VPNs can provide privacy and security when using the internet on your Android phone, and are especially useful when you’re connecting to public WiFi hotspots. VPNs also give let you access geo-restricted content that might otherwise be blocked. However, they’re not completely necessary for using an Android phone.