Comparison

StrongVPN review vs. LiquidVPN review

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

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

  • Privacy: Same quality
  • Features: StrongVPN has more features than LiquidVPN
  • Speed: StrongVPN is slower than LiquidVPN
  • Countries:  StrongVPN has more countries available than LiquidVPN
  • Security: StrongVPN has better security than LiquidVPN
  • Price: StrongVPN is more expensive than LiquidVPN
  • Compatibility: StrongVPN supports more platforms than LiquidVPN
  • 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.

NameStrongVPNLiquidVPN
IP addressNoNo
DNSNo No
TrafficNoNo
BandwidthNoNo
TimestampsNoNo

StrongVPN is located in United States which is part of 5 9 14 eyes countries and is part of enemies of the internet countries while LiquidVPN is located in United States which is 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 StrongVPN and LiquidVPN 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.

NameStrongVPNLiquidVPN
Kill-switchYesYes
Streaming (Netflix)NoYes
P2P traffic - torrentsYesYes

As you can see from the comparison table above, StrongVPN has kill-switch, doesn't support streaming services, and supports torrenting. On the flipside LiquidVPN has 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 StrongVPN was more on the average side while LiquidVPN 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 StrongVPN and LiquidVPN use, what tunnelling protocols are available, and finally we’ll test whether it leaks the IP address or DNS.

NameStrongVPNLiquidVPN
Encryption256-bit256-bit
Tunneling protocolsOpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP, IKEV2 and SSTPOpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, SSTP and PPTP
IP leaksNoNo
DNS leaksNoNo

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. StrongVPN uses 256-bit and OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP, IKEV2 and SSTP protocol and LiquidVPN uses 256-bit and es 256-bit and OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, SSTP and PPTP protocols. I’ve tested both VPNs also for IP and DNS leaks and StrongVPN had no IP leaks and No DNS leaks while LiquidVPN 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 StrongVPN or LiquidVPN is cheaper.

NameStrongVPNLiquidVPN
Price$5.83$2.99
Trial versionNoNo

6. Compatibility

StrongVPN supports 12 connections at the same time while it works fine on all the platforms below. You can use LiquidVPN on 8 devices at the same time with support of all these platforms:

NameStrongVPNLiquidVPN
WindowsYesYes
MacOSYesYes
Linux
AndroidYesYes
iOSYesNo

7. Support

Should you have any problems with StrongVPN or LiquidVPN you can reach out to their support via:

NameStrongVPNLiquidVPN
LivechatNoNo
EmailYesYes
PhoneNoNo

Summary

StrongVPN ranked in our list on 22. position while LiquidVPN. is on 60 position. If you are looking for a better choice, see our rankings here.