Comparison

SaferVPN review vs. LimeVPN review

⏳ Short on time? Here’s the overall winner.

The better choice between SaferVPN and LimeVPN is LimeVPN. Here are all the things which we’ve tested:

  • Privacy: SaferVPN has worse privacy features than LimeVPN
  • Features: SaferVPN has less features than LimeVPN
  • Speed: SaferVPN is slower than LimeVPN
  • Countries:  SaferVPN has more countries available than LimeVPN
  • Security: SaferVPN has worse security than LimeVPN
  • Price: SaferVPN is more expensive than LimeVPN
  • Compatibility: SaferVPN supports more platforms than LimeVPN
  • Support: Same support

1. Privacy

I’ll start with a comparison of the most important aspect of any VPN - privacy. During review I will consider whether VPN logs anything (IP address, traffic, DNS logs, bandwidth, or any type of timestamps) and the jurisdiction of VPN’s country of origin.

NameSaferVPNLimeVPN
IP addressYesNo
DNSYes No
TrafficYesNo
BandwidthYesNo
TimestampsYesNo

SaferVPN is located in United States which is part of 5 9 14 eyes countries and is part of enemies of the internet countries while LimeVPN is located in Hong Kong which is not part of 5 9 14 eyes countries and is part of enemies of the internet countries.

It’s important to note that If you are like me and you will be using VPN only to unblock GEO-restricted content, privacy will not be that important factor but it’s still essential for any VPN.

2. Features

The next category I want to compare are features of SaferVPN and LimeVPN such as kill-switch, unblocking of streaming, support of P2P traffic (torrenting). I am a heavy user of various streaming platforms so for me it’s important whether VPN unblocks major streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO or BBC. I don’t do much torrenting but it’s always good to use a VPN while doing so. If this is an important factor for you, definitely look for a VPN which supports P2P traffic.

NameSaferVPNLimeVPN
Kill-switchYesNo
Streaming (Netflix)YesLimited
P2P traffic - torrentsYesLimited

As you can see from the comparison table above, SaferVPN has kill-switch, supports streaming services, and supports torrenting. On the flipside LimeVPN doesn't have kill-switch, supports streaming services, and supports torrenting.

3. Speed

Being hidden behind VPN shouldn’t limit the speed of your connection. I’ve measured the speed of each VPN against a 100mbps connection - which should be sufficient for any activities including heavy streaming in 4K or downloading large files.

In my test SaferVPN was more on the average side while LimeVPN had below average speed. If there were no limits in speed on a 100mbps connection, I consider VPN a “fast” one. If the speed is limited somehow but still achieving decent values, I categorize it as “average”. The “slow” is usually used for VPNs which limit your bandwidth significantly.

4. Security

I will start by comparing the type of encryption SaferVPN and LimeVPN use, what tunnelling protocols are available, and finally we’ll test whether it leaks the IP address or DNS.

NameSaferVPNLimeVPN
EncryptionAES-256256-bit
Tunneling protocolsPPTP, OpenVPN and PPTPPPTP, SSTP, L2TP, OpenVPN and Softether
IP leaksYesNo
DNS leaksYesNo

The most important factor of a VPN service is a strong encryption of the traffic which is forwarded through the VPN servers. The most common encryption types in cryptography are SHA encryption or AES encryption which are not really comparable against each other. There might be different lengths of encryptions (eg. 128-bit, 256-bit, 2048-bit) and while usually the higher is the better, for most use cases you will be fine with any encryption. Watch-out if there is no encryption at all. SaferVPN uses AES-256 and PPTP, OpenVPN and PPTP protocol and LimeVPN uses 256-bit and es AES-256 and PPTP, SSTP, L2TP, OpenVPN and Softether protocols. I’ve tested both VPNs also for IP and DNS leaks and SaferVPN had no IP leaks and No DNS leaks while LimeVPN had No IP leaks and No DNS leaks. 

5. Price

Probably one of the most important decision factor for the majority of users will be price. Shocking? Not really. We all love to compare things and I am not different. It’s always good to get the best value for your hard-earned money, isn’t it? So let’s see whether SaferVPN or LimeVPN is cheaper.

NameSaferVPNLimeVPN
Price$2.50$1.00
Trial versionYesYes

6. Compatibility

SaferVPN supports 5 connections at the same time while it works fine on all the platforms below. You can use LimeVPN on 20+ devices at the same time with support of all these platforms:

NameSaferVPNLimeVPN
WindowsYesYes
MacOSYesYes
LinuxYes
AndroidYesYes
iOSYesYes

7. Support

Should you have any problems with SaferVPN or LimeVPN you can reach out to their support via:

NameSaferVPNLimeVPN
LivechatYesYes
EmailYesYes
PhoneNoNo

Summary

SaferVPN ranked in our list on 58. position while LimeVPN. is on 13 position. If you are looking for a better choice, see our rankings here.