The Best Stealth VPNs to Bypass GFW like Firewalls
Which VPN is the best one?
There is no such a thing like the best VPN. There are popular VPNs, VPNs with good marketing strategy, but there is no an ideal VPN. Every and each of them has cons.
This top stealth VPN list mirrors my personal favorites and may be partly subjective. I will try to be objective as much as I can.
My best stealth VPN picks for iOS
I do not own an iOS device, and I mostly borrowed my friend’s iPhone when testing the VPNs. Picking a good VPN on iOS is easier compared to Android, because there are few choices for iPhone/iPad devices.
$5.99 per month
This VPN service has two main advantages. First, it offers Shadowsocks, v2ray, Shadowsocks with v2ray plugin, OpenConnect, OpenVPN with Stealth (Windows), WireGuard, SoftEther (Windows), and tproxy (Windows). That is exactly 8 different “stealth” protocols/proxies. No other VPN service provider offers this kind of selection. And most of the protocols work on iOS. Shadowsocks and WireGuard have very good speeds, but the former is not that “stealth” anymore and WireGuard was not developed to be anti-DPI protocol. Shadowsocks with v2ray plugin, v2Ray and OpenConnect are stable and have decent speeds. Second advantage is that, 12VPN does not limit simultaneous connections.
The main drawback of 12VPN is that they log your real IP address.
My best stealth VPN picks for Android
I have used my phone which runs Android 6.0.1 for most of the tests.
$4.80 per month
My best stealth VPN picks for Windows and Mac
I would like to add a couple of alternatives.
$3.75 per month
AirVPN is one of the most privacy friendly VPN services out there. It has a solid no-logs policy and is located in Italy. The VPN service offers three different “stealth” protocols.