- Last update: 2 years ago
- Version: 2.3 and up
- Size: 9.68M
- Compatibility: 2.3 and up
- Author: Psiphon Inc.
- Content rating: Rated for 3+
- Package name: com.psiphon3.subscription
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Psiphon Pro: Is This a VPN App That Actually Works? Review
Psiphon Pro is a VPN app which allows you to browse the Internet getting away from different government restricted websites and makes you experience more freedom in the Internet space. You can download Psiphon Pro for iOS and Android.
You can choose to use VPN from 22 countries, but the app chooses the one with the best performance by default. The speed by default is just 2 Mb/s which soooo slow. The app’s makers force you to buy the premium version where you get ‘Maximum’ or ‘High’ speed which is unclear to actually how much is it in Mb/s, hence, the whole app seems like a scam.
Except for the ads on a free version of the app, the design looks pretty nice and almost not annoying at all. Finally, someone made an app with the dark theme since the beginning which is the right way for any app because this white-blue light from the screens is not good for your eyes and your skin! The menu here is also nicely done with the tabs on the top and it's easy to understand where to find needed info. The only thing that bothered us is the ‘Home’ tab where's nothing except the client version shown and nothing else.
The app didn't work. Yes, it opens the needed website with rather high speed but when we tried to open the restricted in the US video (P.S. it's not porn) it didn't open. So it tricks you to think that it works when it actually opens the banned website, but the app doesn't work at its full potential. We've tried both ‘Only the Psiphon browser’ and ‘Tunnel the Whole Device”. The difference is that you can use only the app's browser with the first option and you can use your regular Chrome on Android with the Tunnel option.
We've tried a 30-day subscription on 'Maximum’ speed which we didn't want to do in the beginning because the app didn't perform well since the start so we didn't have any motivation to purchase an extra pack. Anyway, the app worked the same way and didn't play the video we mentioned above even when we choose the same country where that video was coming from.
Cross-platform use 1/5
This Psiphon Pro Review's focusing on the Android version of the app. There are a lot of negative reviews on Google Play stating that this VPN app sometimes doesn't work at all. We're not going to disprove this statement. And if you go to iTunes you can see that it doesn't work on iOS as well.
You can buy here a premium version which is supposed to be ads-free and with better suited. The prices start from $1 a day for ‘High’ speed and $3 a day for Maximum speed. You get a 30-day trial with every subscription.
The Bottom Line
We understand that there are not a lot of good VPN clients out there. This is not the one as well. Hence, we can't recommend you to download Psiphon Pro. Even with the paid options, it doesn't give you a working VPN. It looks nice though, it makes it even worse.
Psiphon Pro has a nice design with a dark theme but it doesn't work at all so don't waste your time on it.
Pros : Has 30-day trial;
Great dark theme by default;
Easy to use.
Cons : Doesn't work even with the premium;
Not worth the cost.
Cross-platform use 1.0