Hey,I had tried lightway protocol for about a month now,it seems there is a lot of bad advertising on Lightway Protocol.I had downloaded the ExpressVPN beta for Google Play Store.I was very excited to test it on that day,before testing a take a benchmark speed at speedtest.net
As I’m based in India my speed was a bit slow from other countries.
Speed Without VPN-98 Mbps
Speed when connected to UDP-72 Mbps
On Lightway Protocol-82 Mbps
After it I turned on Advanced Settings Option
Lightway Protocol-AES-82 Mbps
Lightway Protocol-Chacha20-76 Mbps
In terms of speed Lightway Protocol is not the best if we compare to its competitors protocols like Wire guard.
Wire guard SpeedTest(Through Nordlynx).NordVPN had already rolled out Wire guard Protocol which is named Nordlynx.In NordLynx wire guard logging problem had also solved through NordVPN NAT infrastructure.
Speed on Wireguard(Nordlynx) - 106 Mbps
Speed on OpenVPN(NordVPN) - 108 Mbps.
It’s clear that Lightway don’t stand in any way in front of Wire guard why aren’t you are adopting Wire guard instead of creating new protocol.
If we even test the battery usage NordVPN uses much less battery than ExpressVPN,even it uses more less storage and ram space.I had found that sometimes Expressvpn kill switch don’t works.But when I tried NordVPN through its 7 days trial I haven’t faced any such issues.
I’m a Expressvpn user,so it’s hard to see that another vpn provider is defeating your own vpn provider.Please improve your service Expressvpn.