ZenMate Review 2022

ZenMate provider has servers in many countries around the world. We propose herein the test results and provide you with the information on:

  • How quick ZenMate download and upload speed?
  • What’s about ping?
  • How well does it work on streaming platforms, i.e. Netflix?
  • How good is it for torrenting?
  • What are the diffirence in these options for different regions?

Our key finding about ZenMate

🌍Country of IncorporationGermany
🖥️Number of Countries80
🖥️Number of Server Location31
🖥️Number of Servers4100
💰PriceUSD 10.99
⤵️Download Speedavg. 16.5 Mbps
⤴️Upload Speedavg. 21.36 Mbps
🔒Dedicated IPYes
📱 Multiple Devices7
📺NetflixYes (Japan only)
📥TorrentingYes
💻Operation SystemAndroid, iOS, macOS, Windows
🌐Browser extensionChrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge
🇨🇳 Does it work in ChinaYes
🆓Free TrialYes, trial for 7 days
👩‍💼Live Chat Supportemail only

Servers and Locations

ZenMate offers 4100 servers located in 80+ states. It’s a really great result that exceeds the industry average data. Besides, servers are located, mainly in Europe, there are only 4 servers in the Americas and 5 in the Asia Pacific. The company also has 1 server in Vietnam, 1 server in China, but there are no servers in Turkey.

Header LabelZenMateIndustry average
Number of Countries8060
Number of Server Locations31120
Number of Servers41001000

This great number of servers means bigger download/upload speeds for regions with many servers (Europe).

Speed Test

In general, any VPN decreases download or upload speed, but a bigger number of uniformly located servers eliminates a significant decrease in speed. But only Europe can take advantage of this advantage since the maximum number of servers is located here.

Download speed

We tested 82 downloads with different countries worldwide.

Header LabelAmericasEuropeAsia Pacific
Number of tested countries114231
Number of states without test data9621
Average Upload speed 15.32 Mbps13.91 Mbps20.61 Mbps
Min Upload speed1.84 Mbps (USA)1.04 Mbps
(Bulgaria)
2.48 Mbps
(Kazakhstan)
Max Upload speed43.14 Mbps
(Bahamas)
72.03 Mbps
(Austria)
115.89 Mbps (Australia)
No VPN157.43 Mbps157.43 Mbps157.43 Mbps

You see the essential variation of test data. In particular, max speed was observed for Australia at 115.89 Mbps and the min speed was observed for Bulgaria at 1.04 Mbps. The difference is 63+ times.

The average speeds were close: for the Americas, it was 15.32 Mbps, for Europe – 13.91 Mbps, and for Asia Pacific – 20.61 Mbps. The minimal download speed for the Americas was 1.84 (the USA), for Europe – 1.04 (Bulgaria), and for the Asia Pacific – 2.48 Mbps (Kazakhstan). Contrary to the min speed, the max speeds are scattered. They are 43.14 Mbps (Bahamas) for the Americas, 72.03 Mbps (Austria) for Europe, and 115.89 Mbps (Australia) for the Asia Pacific.

The average download speed for all tested countries was 16.5 Mbps.

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

Header LabelZenMateNo VPN avgDifference
Quickest115.89 Mbps157.43 Mbps1.36 times less
Slowest1.04 Mbps157.43 Mbps151.4 times less
Average (all countries)16.5 Mbps157.43 Mbps9.54 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, feedback, and prices.

Upload Speed

We tested 82 uploads with different countries worldwide.

Header LabelAmericasEuropeAsia Pacific
Number of tested countries114231
Number of states without test data9621
Average Upload speed15.88 Mbps20.78 Mbps20.61 Mbps
Min Upnload speed3.98 Mbps (Argentina)0.87 Mbps
(Croatia)
1.9 Mbps
(Kazakhstan)
Max Upload speed38.63 Mbps
(Panama)
39.22 Mbps
(Slovakia)
37.43 Mbps (Sri Lanka)
No VPN35.18 Mbps35.19 Mbps35.19 Mbps

You see the essential variation of test data. This variation is the same as the tendency observed for the download speed. Unexpectedly, in some cases, the maximum upload speed exceeded the no-VPN speed. So, the max speed was 39.22 Mbps for Slovakia (Europe). But max upload speeds for the Americas and the Asia Pacific were close – 38.63 Mbps (Panama) and 37.43 Mbps (Sri Lanka) accordingly.

the values of minimal speeds were not so impressive. The min speed for the Americas was 3.98 Mbps (Argentina), for Europe was 0.87 Mbps (Croatia), and for the Asia Pacific was 1.9 Mbps (Kazakhstan).

As far as low upload speeds prevailed for all countries, the average speeds are not big. In general, the average speeds were close: for the Americas, it was 15.32 Mbps, for Europe – 13.91 Mbps, and for Asia Pacific – 20.61 Mbps. The average download speed for all tested countries was 21.36Mbps.

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

Header LabelZenMateNo VPN avgDifference
Quickest39.22 Mbps35.19 Mbps1.14 times more
Slowest0.87 Mbps35.19 Mbps40.45 times less
Average (all countries)21.36 Mbps35.19 Mbps1.65 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, feedback, and prices.

Ping time out

Choosing a VPN provider for gaming is very difficult. Since in everyday use of a VPN service, you do not need to have dedicated features. However, for online games, you must be extremely careful. This is exactly the case where your expectations from a VPN service should not only meet, but also exceed it.

ZenMate ping speed, ms

Header LabelAmericasEuropeAsia Pacific
Quickest222 (Canada)17 (Poland)16 (Hong Kong)
Slowest340 (Brazil)407 (Albania)497 (Iran)
Average274.67219.89181.28
No VPN connection202020

ZenMate speed compared to other VPNs

Header labelCountryPing
QuickestPoland17 ms
SlowestIran497 ms
OverallAll countries212.05 ms
No VPN connectionAll countries20

ZenMate ping speed compared to the industry average

Header LabelZenMateOther VPN avgDifference
Quickest17 ms
(Poland)
65.83 ms3.87 times less
Slowest497 ms
(Iran)
65.83 ms7.55 times more
Overall212.0565.83 ms3.22 times more

Despite the fact, that there are contries with quick ping (i.e. Poland),ZenMate is an outsider. It outperforms the other VPNs in ping speed 3.22 times.

DNS Leak Test

Hacking attempts have gotten smarter given the increased use of dial-up Internet connections. The presence of a public Wi-Fi connection has also led to serious vulnerabilities in the connections offered by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Moreover, with the growing number of cyber attacks and ransomware attacks on personal computers and corporate networks, the privacy and security of data stored in cyberspace is being questioned.

Now hackers and cyberattacks don’t need access to your system; all they have to do is hack into your internet network and redirect you to malicious websites to infect your system and all your browsing activity. One such attack is DNS penetration, also known as DNS leak.

No VPN connectedVPN connected (ZenMate)DNS leak test
172.217.43.203
(Taipei, Taiwan)
185.93.180.130
(M247 Ltd, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Good
172.253.237.4
( Hong Kong)
191.96.106.3
(Digital Energy Technologies Chile SpA, Los Angeles, United States)
Good
172.253.5.1
(Hong Kong)
74.125.179.132
(Hong Kong)
74.125.179.133
(Hong Kong)
74.125.186.195
(Taipei, Taiwan)

Our DNS leak test was successful with ZenMate for Germany and the USA. NO DNS leaks were detected.

Streaming

We tested ZenMate for work in the USA, UK, Japan, and South Korea. But, this VPN works only in Japan. There were the following test results – speed was 1080 p. It’s enough to watch Ultra HD (4K).

Netflix

ZenMate unblocked the USA library. Other libraries ( UK, Japan, and South Korea) were not unblocked. For the stream buffer (for the USA only), it took a lot – 32 seconds to start a video with a quality of 720 p HD.

Header labelZenMate–LibraryZenMate– Streaming bufferZenMate– Streaming quality
Americas
United StatesNO
Europe
United KingdomNO
Asia Pacific
Japanyes41080 p.
South KoreaNO

Torrenting

Torrents are a unique solution found by the millennial generation and scaled to almost all ages. This turned out to be convenient, because you get both completely fresh books, films, music or software, and materials that were published decades ago, which can no longer be found either in a digital or in a regular store.

But, having become everyday, albeit with some legal reservations, torrents have not ceased to be fraught with several not entirely obvious dangers. The first piece of advice given by cybersecurity experts is to make sure you protect yourself when torrenting with a VPN.

BitTorrent with ZenMate

Here we present data for BitTorrent. To test ZenMate’s torrenting performance, we used BitTorrent to download the movie of 3.5 GB. Here we observed the download speed of 549.7 kB/s with only 0.402 seeders.

Header LabelFile sizeSeedersDownload SpeedTime
ZenMate3.5 GB0.402549.7 kB/s2h 2 min
Other VPNs1.85 GB0.8782.1 Mbps11 min

As you can see, the 3.5 GB file was completely downloaded within 2h 2 min. We think this time too big.

uTorrent with ZenMate

We have tested ZenMate for work with uTorrent. The tested performance options are file size, number of seeders, download speed, complete time. The file size was 3.5 GB. We managed to download it for 1h 45 min, so the download speed was 646 kB/s with only 0.706 seeders.

uTorrent with ZenMate

Header LabelFile sizeSeedersDownload SpeedTime
ZenMate3.5 GB0.706646 kb/s1 h 45 min
Other VPNs1.85 GB0.2192.1 Mbps22 min

You see, this time essentially exceeds the average industry time.

Router

Best Routers for ZenMate

The official site specifies the following routers to be the best ZenMate:

  • VPN Router TP-Link AC1750 Flashed & Pre Configured Plug And Play VPN Router;
  • ZenMate VPN Router Linksys WRT3200ACM Flashed DD-WRT Router.

ZenMate Router App

The ZenMate VPN app is previously configured on the aforementioned routers.

Best Routers for ZenMate

TP-LinkLinksys
AC1750 Flashed & Pre Configured Plug And Play VPN RouterWRT3200ACM Flashed DD-WRT Router

Router Manually setup

ZenMate are best for DD-WRT compatible routers.

Browser extension

ZenMate VPN has a browser extension for Chrome, Opera, and Mozilla Firefox.

TV

Smart TV = TV + Internet + Applications.

ZenMate is compatible with the following smart TVs:

  • Netflix US
  • Netflix FR
  • Netflix DE
  • Netflix UK
  • YouTube
  • HBO Now
  • BBC iPlayer
  • Amazon Prime
  • 7TV
  • 0RF
  • Globo
  • Yle
  • Globo Sportiv
  • ZDF
  • ARD
  • Fox Sport (Brazil)
  • Comedy Central DE
  • Zattoo DE

Devices and Operating Systems

The following OS can be used with ZenMate VPN

  • PC & Windows
  • MacBook
  • iOS & iPad
  • Android devices

OpenVPN support allows you to install the service application on game consoles, smart TVs and Raspberry Pi mini computers, as well as on Ubuntu.

Price

ZenMate offers 3 different subscription plans.

  • Subscription for 1 month –  $10.99 (30 days of money back);
  • Subscription for 12 months – $53.88, which is $4.99 per month (30 days of money back);
  • Subscription for 36 months – $59 which is $1.51 per month (30 days of money back).
PlanZenMateIndustry AvgDifference
1 monthUS$10.99US$9.00+22%
12 monthsUS$4.99US$8.00-163%
36 monthsUS$1.51

Discount

No discount is offered.

Free Trial

ZenMate offers a free trial for 7 days. 

Customer support

There is only email customer support. And this is the main disappointment of this VPN usage.

Header labelZenMateIndustry AVGDifference
Connect to an agencyemail only10 second
Reply speedemail only15 second
Quality of the answeremail onlyGood

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