For this review, we have decided to put up Avira Phantom VPN against BullGuard VPN to look closely at what you can get from each VPN service provider.
Owners and VPN Base
Both Avira Phantom VPN and BullGuard VPN emanate from prestigious antivirus companies, and are part of a security software suite.
Avira Phantom VPN is a German-based VPN owned and managed by the Avira from Germany.
On the other hand, BullGuard VPN based in the UK is a joint venture between BullGuard cybersecurity firm and NordVPN.
The similarity here is that both are based in Europe, in the 5/9/14-eye Alliance.
Avira Phantom VPN does not keep a log of its users’ information such as IP address and location; neither does it store your browsing history. It, however, keeps a record of the amount of bandwidth consumed by users, classifies users based on subscription, and other diagnostic data. You can choose to turn off this data logging in its configuration area.
BullGuard VPN has a strict ‘no log’ policy; hence, it does not keep records of users’ activities or data.
Servers and Location
Avira Phantom VPN has 38 VPN servers, most of which are in the US and Europe.
Similar to Avira Phantom VPN, BullGuard has 16 VPN servers located in Europe and a few in the US and Canada.
Avira Phantom VPN can unblock Netflix US, Hulu, BBC iPlayer, and other Geo-blocked streaming services. This seems much good news to Netflix lovers out there.
BullGuard VPN is also suitable for streaming geo-blocked content from Netflix US, BBC iPlayer, etc. and the likes since most of its servers are in the US and Europe.
Avira Phantom VPN’s servers are dedicated P2P servers optimized for high-speed torrenting at maximum security.
BullGuard VPN: you can also enjoy high-speed torrenting with BullGuard’s optimized servers. Also, since BullGuard has DNS servers, your information is sure to enjoy total anonymity while torrenting with BullGuard VPN.
Avira Phantom VPN got it all when it comes to speed. Since it uses the Catapult Hydra VPN protocol, you’re sure of enjoying high-speed connectivity between 20mbps and 89mbps.
Since BullGuard VPN is a joint venture with NordVPN, I did expect nothing less when it comes to speed. Even when connecting to a distant server, you’re sure of hitting between 19mbps to 85mbps. This makes BullGuard an equally formidable VPN when it comes to speed.
Since both Avira Phantom VPN and BullGuard VPN come from giant anti-malware firms and are part of a security software suite, I wouldn’t expect anything less in terms of security.
Both Avira and BullGuard use the AES-256 bit encryption protocol, which provides the most reliable encryption for data transmitted via VPN.
Also, both have an built-in kill switch, which protects your data by breaking-off internet connection when the VPN goes off accidentally.
Also, a significant concern is IP and location leakage. Running DNS and WebRTC leak tests, both performed well, and there was no issue of IP leakage.
Both Avira Phantom VPN and BullGuard VPN are compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac OS. However, they do not offer browser extensions like other top VPNs.
No of Devices: Avira allows an unlimited number of devices connected to a single account subscription, while BullGuard VPN permits a maximum of 6 devices connected to a single account.
Given the stiff competition between Avira Phantom VPN and BullGuard VPN, I would recommend Avira Phantom VPN since it has more server base than BullGuard VPN. Also, Avira Phantom VPN does not limit the number of devices you can connect to a single account. Unlike BullGuard VPN which limits it to a maximum of 6 devices.