HMA VPN Review 2022

VPN creates virtual space for networking. It allows you to use the Internet anonymously and securely, wherever you are. A VPN protects through a tunnel encryption system that connects your computer to the Internet, Wi-Fi hotspots, and other networks. The essence of the VPN is to encrypt your Internet connection and replace the IP address (which identifies the device) with another.

Here we present the review on HMA VPN and answer the following questions:

  • How quick this VPN download and upload speed?
  • How well does it work on Netflix?
  • How good is it for torrenting?
  • Are there differences in these options for different regions?

Our key finding about HMA

🌍Country of IncorporationUK
🖥️Number of Countries210
🖥️Number of Server Location290
🖥️Number of Servers1100
💰Price€10.99 per month
⤵️Download Speedavg. 22.41 Mbps
⤴️Upload Speedavg. 18.302 Mbps
🔒Dedicated IPYes
📱 Multiple Devices8
📺NetflixNo
📥TorrentingYes
💻Operation SystemiOS, Android, Windows, macOS, Linux
🌐Browser extensionChrome
🇨🇳 Does it work in ChinaYes
🆓Free TrialYes, full refund within 30 days
👩‍💼Live Chat Support

Servers and locations

There are 1060 servers located in 210 countries.

Header LabelHMAIndustry average
Number of Countries21060
Number of Server Locations290120
Number of Servers10601000

This number exceeds the industry average and potentially this VPN provides service juxtaposed with average industry VPNs.

Speed tests

After all, Internet traffic is redirected through the VPN server – in fact, this is an additional “stop”. Does this VPN slow down your internet speed, and if so, by how much?

Download speed

Here we provide data on 221 countries from 226. The test results of downloads are presented below.

Header LabelAmericasEuropeAsia Pacific
Number of tested countries4753121
Number of countries without test data14
Average Download speed27.01 Mbps26.16 Mbps18.96 Mbps
Min Download speed1.2 Mbps (Honduras)1.14 (Poland)0.75 Mbps
(Saint Helena)
Max Download speed86.09 Mbps
(USA)
110 Mbps
(France)
71.84 Mbps (Kyrgyzstan)
No VPN141.99 Mbps141.99 Mbps141.99 Mbps

The average download speeds were close for the Americas and Europe only and differed for the Asia Pacific. They were 27.01 Mbps for the Americas and 26.16 Mbps for Europe, and 18.96 Mbps (1.3-1.4 times less) for the Asia Pacific.

Contrary to this, the minimal values were close for all regions. They were 1.2 Mbps (Honduras) for the Americas, 1.14 Mbps (Poland) for Europe, and 0.75 Mbps (Saint Helena) for the Asia Pacific.

But the maximal speeds differ a lot. They were 86.09 Mbps (USA) for the Americas, 110 Mbps (France) for Europe, and 71.84 Mbps (Kyrgyzstan) for the Asia Pacific.

HMA Download speed compares to no VPN (for regions)*

Header LabelHMANo VPN avgDifference
Quickest110 Mbps141.99 Mbps1.28 times less
Slowest0.75 Mbps141.99 Mbps188 times less
Average (all countries)22.41 Mbps141.99 Mbps2.35 times less

*Note: We’ve tested, reviewed, and ranked dozens of top VPNs and selected the top ten that are worth your money. To do this, we carefully studied their features, market reputation, feedback, and prices.

Upload speed

Here we provide data on 221 countries from 226. The test results of downloads are presented below.

Header LabelAmericasEuropeAsia Pacific
Number of tested countries4753121
Number of countries without test data14
AverageUpload speed16.17 Mbps24.96 Mbps16.27 Mbps
Min Upload speed7.44 Mbps (Argentina)7.63 (Portugal)0.4 Mbps
(China)
Max Upload speed20.26 Mbps
(Uruguay)
32.19 Mbps
(Poland)
73.53 Mbps (Russia)
No VPN13.64 Mbps13.64 Mbps13.64 Mbps

The average upload speeds were close for the Americas and the Asia Pacific only and differed for Europe. They were 16.07 Mbps for the Americas and 16.27 Mbps for the Asia Pacific, and 24.96 Mbps (1.45-1.5 times less) for Europe.

The minimal values were close for the Americas and Europe. They were 7.44 Mbps (Argentina) for the Americas, 7.63 Mbps (Portugal) for Europe, and 0.4 Mbps (China) for the Asia Pacific.

But the maximal speeds differ a lot. They were 20.26 Mbps (Uruguay) for the Americas, 331.76 Mbps (Greece) for Europe, and 73.59 Mbps (Russia) for the Asia Pacific.

HMA Upload speed compares to no VPN (for regions)*

Header LabelHMANo VPN avgDifference
Quickest331.76 Mbps13.64 Mbps24.32 times more
Slowest0.4 Mbps13.64 Mbps34.1 times less
Average (all countries)18.302 Mbps13.64 Mbps1.34 times more

*Note: We’ve tested, reviewed, and ranked dozens of top VPNs and selected the top ten that are worth your money. To do this, we carefully studied their features, market reputation, feedback, and prices.

Ping out test

Originally, the word “ping” referred to the sound of an impulse emitted by a sonar. In computer slang, this is a check of the quality of the connection in networks.

The word ping also refers to the time taken to transfer a small packet of data from the user to the server and from the server back to the user.

Most often used to determine the availability of a site, a server on the Internet. By the time of the ping, you can determine how “responsive” the connection to this server will be.

HMA ping speed, ms

Header LabelAmericasEuropeAsia Pacific
Quickest230 (Cuba, Bahamas)184 (Italy)15.35 (Yemen)
Slowest366 (Argentina, Uruguay)274 (Cyprus)467 (Papua New Guinea)
Average278.91236.1319.09
No VPN connection202020

HMA ping speed compared to other VPNs

Header labelCountryPing
QuickestYemen15.35 ms
SlowestPapua New Guinea467 ms
OverallAll countries290.75 ms
No VPN connectionAll countries20

HMA ping speed compared to the industry average

Header LabelHMAOther VPN avgDifference
Quickest15.35 (Yemen)65.83 ms49.12 times less
Slowest467 (Papua New Guinea)65.83 ms5.60 times more
Overall290.75 ms65.83 ms3.3 times more

HMA is an outsider because the average ping exceeds the other VPNs 3.3 times.

DNS Leak Test

DNS leaks are among the most common VPN leaks. In the event of a DNS leak, your primary connection goes through the VPN, as it should, but your DNS still goes to your ISP’s servers. Because your DNS shows where you are going and where you are, DNS leaks effectively render your VPN useless.

No VPN connectedVPN connected DNS leak test
172.253.237.3
(Hong Kong)
5.62.49.18
(Miami, United States)
Good
172.253.4.4
(Hong Kong)
172.253.5.1
(Hong Kong)

172.253.5.3
(Hong Kong)

172.253.6.2
(Hong Kong)

74.125.179.131
(Hong Kong)

Our DNS leak test was successful with this VPN. NO DNS leaks were detected.

Streaming

We tested HMA VPN for streaming unblocking. We choose some countries from every region (the USA, UK, Japan, and South Korea) to test. Unfortunately, this VPN did not operate in these countries.

Netflix

Header labelHMA – LibraryHMA– Streaming bufferHMA– Streaming quality
Americas
United StatesNO
Europe
United KingdomNO
Asia Pacific
JapanNO
South KoreaNO

Torrenting

Of course, the use of torrents greatly simplifies the process of obtaining the necessary information and makes it very convenient. There is only one big BUT – safety. After all, by downloading files directly from different sources, you not only run the risk of “picking up” a virus but also tell everyone your IP address. Here VPN also is necessary for the basic exception of such situations.

BitTorrent

We tested a file of 3.5 GB. The table below shows the number of seeders, speed, and time.

BitTorrent with HMA

Header LabelFile sizeSeedersDownload SpeedTime
HMA3.5 GB0.5141.1 MBps51 min 54 s
Other VPNs1.85 GB0.8782.1 Mbps11 min

We observed that the download speed was app. 2 times less than the industry average. It took 51 min 54 s via app.22 min ( 2.3 times more) to download this file.uTorrent with this VPN.

uTorrent with OVPN

We tested a file of 3.5 GB. The table below shows the number of seeders, speed, and time.

Header LabelFile sizeSeedersDownload SpeedTime
HMA3.5 GB0.324849.1 kBps1 h 30 min
Other VPNs1.85 GB0.2192.1 Mbps22 min

We observed that the download speed was app. 2 times less than the industry average. It took 1 h 30 min via app.44 min (2.05 times more) to download this file.uTorrent with this VPN.

Routers

The best routers for HMA are listed below:

  • Netgear R6700 AC1750 DD-WRT FlashRouter up to 5 devices;
  • Linksys WRT3200ACM AC3200 DD-WRT FlashRouter for 4-8 devices;
  • Asus RT-AC5300 AC5300 DD-WRT FlashRouter for 8+devices.

HMA Router Specs

Protocols: OpenVPN

Encryption: AES 256

Firmware: DD-WRT ( Asus-WRT, Merlin)

Best Routers for HMA

The best is the budget router (Asus RT-N66U) & premium version router (Asus RT-AC68U).

Netgear RoutersLinksys RoutersAsus Routers
Netgear R6300v2Linksys WRT1200ACAsus RT-AC56U
Netgear R6400v1Linksys WRT1900ACv1Asus RT-AC68U
Netgear R6400v2Linksys WRT1900ACv2 Asus RT-AC87U
Netgear R7000Linksys WRT1900ACSAsus RT-AC3100
Netgear R7000PLinksys WRT3200ACMAsus RT-AC5300
Netgear R7800Linksys WRT32X
Netgear R8000
Netgear R9000

HMA Installed Router List

You can find several routers with the firmware already configured for you on the HMA.

Netgear RoutersLinksys RoutersAsus Routers
Netgear R6700 AC1750 DD-WRT FlashRouterLinksys WRT3200ACM AC3200 DD-WRT FlashRouterAsus RT-AC5300 AC5300 DD-WRT FlashRouter

Router Manually setup

Here we list the routers:

  • AsusWRT;
  • DD-WRT;
  • Mikrotik;
  • TomatoUSB;
  • Vilfo.

Browser extension

HMA provides browser extensions for Chrome.

Devices and Operating Systems

HMA makes its VPN app available in these devices and operating systems including

  • PC & Windows
  • MacBook
  • iPhone & iPad
  • Android;
  • Linux;
  • Router: Mikrotik, Vilfo, DD-WRT, Tomato, Asus-WRT, Merlin

TV

HMA is compatible with Apple TV and Android TV.

Price

There are 3 subscription plans.

  • Subscription for 1 month –  €10.99;
  • Subscription for 12 months – €52.68, which is $4.39 per month;
  • Subscription for 36 months – €107.64, which is $2.99 per month.
PlanHMAIndustry AvgDifference
1 month€ 5.00$9.00-38%
12 months€ 4.39$8.00-40%
36 months€ 2.99

The monthly price is less than the industry avg of app.40%.

Discount

There are discounts for each plan. But here we spent information including discounts.

Free Trial

There is no free trial at this time. But it offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Customer support

Unfortunately, we did not manage to obtain data on customer support.

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