Opera VPN review

October 2017
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Opera Browser VPN offers solid encryption, but the used protocol is not clear, the Privacy Policy is terrible and there are only a few server locations available.
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Overall score
4.4
Highlights
  • A free service
  • Unlimited bandwidth and speed
  • Strong encryption
Best for:
privacy
Gaming
privacy
Sports
privacy
Pandora
privacy
Hiding IP
Supports:
privacy
Roku
privacy
Kodi
privacy
Hulu
privacy
HBO

Opera VPN Ratings

3.5
privacy
Privacy
6.8
speed-performance
Speed & Performance
4.5
apps
Apps
1.5
server
Servers
2.0
support
Support
7.1
Value for Money
Overall score

4.4

General overview

Opera VPN is a Norwegian company and has servers in 25 locations across the globe. They started offering VPN services when they purchased Surfeasy, which is a VPN company based in Canada. After this purchase, the good news that followed is that Opera integrated their VPN servers into the firm’s flagship browser. This signaled the birth of the Opera VPN. This VPN has the capability of letting users surf the web with good privacy and allows them to not worry about things like security.

This is the type of VPN service that everybody loves to get once they download the Opera browser. You have the leverage of downloading and using it. It does not come with any subscription, so it is completely free. One more thing is that the speed and bandwidth it offers is not limited in any manner.

Opera VPN general highlights:

Overall Rank
#82
Money-back guarantee
-
Setup time
2 min.
Device count per license
1
Mobile apps
iOS & Android
Best price
-
Overview - conclusion
Opera Browser VPN has the capability of letting the users surf the web with the type of privacy that has never been witnessed in any browser before.
Privacy
3.5

You will be told that the level of encryption used is the strong AES 256-bit encryption. However, there are no clear details about the protocol that is being used or if there is one than more protocol.

Opera Browser VPN does not have any clear information on whether they keep logs or not, or whether they will keep information about data and web usage. Also, in their Privacy Policy it is written that Opera VPN may share, sell or distribute anonymized usage data with third parties. Meaning, it will definitely not give users full privacy.

Privacy - highlights
  • Strong encryption
  • No information about protocols
  • Might sell anonymized user data
Privacy - Conclusions
Opera Browser VPN makes use of AES-256 bit encryption, but there is no information about their protocols and the Privacy Policy is terrible.
Features
6.8

One of the major features of the Opera Browser VPN is that it will reduce online tracking to the bare minimum. Your personal IP address will be replaced and it will make tracking your location impossible. This will also ensure that all tracking cookies are blocked. When you browse in public networks like cafes, airports and hotel rooms, this VPN will completely shield your activities. This will prevent other users of the same network from getting ahold of your activities.

There is no speed and bandwidth limit and there is a WebRTC leak protection feature. Opera VPN offers five server locations in Canada, Germany, Singapore as well the US and the Netherlands.

Features - highlights
  • Unlimited speed
  • No killswitch
  • Few server locations
Features - Conclusions
Opera Browser VPN has servers in about 5 countries and also offers unlimited speed and bandwidth.
Apps
4.5

When it comes to the platforms that support the Opera Browser VPN, you will have all the major ones included. The network will work on all devices with Windows, Mac, Opera, and Linux platforms. It works both on phones, tablets and desktops. It also works on Android as well as iOS.

Apps - highlights
  • Supports all major platforms
Apps - Conclusions
Opera Browser VPN supports all the major platforms.
Support
2.0

There are only a few ways to contact customer support - you can reach out to them through social media like Facebook or Twitter. Moreover, there is a FAQ section with the most important questions a user might come up with. However, the FAQ is very short and not very detailed. Also, you can contact them through email as well.

Unfortunately, there is no live chat and it is unknown whether the customer support is 24/7 or not.

Support - highlights
  • No live chat
  • No 24x7x365 support
Support - Conclusions
There are a few customer support options, but no indication that it works 24/7. Furthermore, there is no live chat available.
Value for money
7.1

The Opera Browser VPN is completely free and is built into the Opera browser as one of its features.

Value for money - highlights
  • Free
Value for money - Conclusions
Opera Browser VPN is a free service.
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