Best Free Android VPN Apps in 2015

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Ever come across a regional block screen when visiting Netflix for video streaming or when accessing you favorite songs on Spotify with your Android device? If you have, then welcome to the world of geo-restricted internet. Similarly, Android users also experience insufficient cyber security with their devices making them vulnerable on public WiFi networks.

Limitations Of Free VPN Apps On Android

To demonstrate the limited capability of free Android VPN services, we compare CyberGhost (one of the best free VPNs for Android) with IPVanish & PureVPN, two leading Android VPN service providers in the table below:

Subscription TypeFreePremium VPNPremium VPN
VPN Providers
As low as
$5.83per month
As low as
$4.16per month
As low as
$4.87per month
Providers WebsiteVisit Website >>Visit Website >>Visit Website >>
Queue Waiting Times YesNoneNone
Advertisements Every 120 MinutesNoneNone
Session Time Limit3 HoursNoneUnlimited
Moneyback GuaranteeNoYes - 3 daysYes -7 days
24/7 Live ChatNoYesNo
Logging?No LogsNo LogsNo Logs

To show you the limited nature of free VPN apps we have put together the best Android VPN apps out there and plotted their individual limitations to illustrate our point:

Free Android VPN App How Free Is It?
SurfEasy VPN 500MB/Month
CyberGhost VPN Ads + Waiting Times
TunnelBear 500MB/Month
Spotflux 14-Days
HotSpotShield 256MB/Day
DroidVPN 100MB/Day
LogMeIn 14-Days
ZenMate 500MB/Month

The best free VPN for Android OS are ideal for your devices but given their limited features you can only use them for a limited time, for limited purposes, in limited regions and with limited speed. Another argument raised by critics is that “if you’re not paying for it, then you are the product”, though it is illegal but a free Android VPN will collect tons of data about your browsing habits and sell it to marketers, this is known as Big Data Mining.

In essence the best Android VPN is meant for one thing security over public WiFi networks. As you will notice TunnelBear offer limited servers and bandwidth usage with their free version. A premium VPN for Android not only has unlimited bandwidth but offers exclusive features including:

  • More servers around the world to connect to
  • Higher grade data protection and Identity protection compared to free apps
  • VoIP security for voice communication like Skype and Viber
  • Web protection features like Firewall and DDoS attack protection
  • Compatibility with various devices and operating systems
  • Access on multiple devices with a single account

Make sure to head on over to our coverage on the Best premium Android VPN services if you’re looking for something more long-term.

Ameer Abbas

Ameer Abbas is a writer with a keen interest in information technology and presents a critical point of view in his writing. Ameer takes interest in outdoor sports, geo-political affairs and finance. Apart from being an athlete and swimmer he also enjoys online gaming.

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  • Darryle

    Hi I am looking for a VPN or something that will change my IP from Spanish to the UK, that will work with a Android tv stick. any ideas. Thanks in Advance.


      Hello Darryle,

      Thank you very much for dropping by and considering our worth taking advise.

      Darryle, there are numerous VPN providers that will help you out to mask your Spanish IP address with UK IP address. Kindly check out below listed VPN providers for the same purpose:

      Private Internet Access
      Strong VPN
      Express VPN

      Hope the above helps. Feel free to ask in case of further query.

      Best Regards,
      BVS Support Team!

  • hamza

    I was using hotspot shield in my country pakistan but its not working please some other vpn for android which works best in pakistan

    • Faisal Arshad

      Dear Hamza, you can use of the free VPNs listed above, or if you care for faster VPN speeds and security, then go for PureVPN or PrivateInternetAccess

  • John

    Have you guys tried Smart Shield VPN? So far seems to be free and have unlimited bandwidth + no max connection time.


      Hey John. We’ll check it out and add it to the list. Thanks for the heads-up!