Xnspy and mSpy are two of the top spying apps on the internet. While Xnspy is known for its advanced set of spying features, mSpy is also popular for its parental controls. They have been competing in the market since many years now but when it comes to buying one, users are still confused to choose between the two.
We have tried to make a comparison between the two iPhone spying apps (xnspy vs mspy) on the basis of compatibility, price, and features. Let us find out which one is better.
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In order for a spy app to work, its compatibility with all the different smartphone manufacturers and operating systems must be impeccable.
No one wants to end up paying for an app that doesn’t even work with their phone; that’s why we believe this to be the single most important factor that directly impacts the buying decision of the subscribers. Let’s see what these two apps have to offer:
Xnspy offers two different versions for the iPhone users. Those who want to use it on a jailbroken iPhone can opt for the Jailbreak version of Xnspy. It is compatible up to iOS 9.0.3 but it requires installation. On the other hand, the No Jailbreak version of Xnspy requires no installation. It only requires iCloud access to the target phone and the best part is that it supports the recent iOS 12.0.1.
Xnspy is compatible with all the previous versions of the Android and was among the first few apps that came up with Android 8.1 compatibility. Its Android version smoothly fits with every Android phone and it claims to support almost all the smartphone models in the Android category.
In case of iPhone, mSpy also offers two different versions just like Xnspy. mSpy with jailbreak is designed for the jailbroken devices where the users have to install the app manually. It is compatible with iOS 7- 9.1. mSpy’s without jailbreak version does not require manual installation and requires only iCloud details for pairing the app with the target device. But they do not offer compatibility for the latest iOS 12.
mSpy is compatible with all Android devices from Android 4.0 up to Android 7.1. There is no other difference between the two apps in terms of as it also requires physical access and manual installation.
Xnspy is the clear winner in this case. Even though both Xnspy and mSpy have nearly similar compatibility with the iOS and Android devices, Xnspy works even with the iOS 12.0.1.
For a better price comparison, we have made a chart of the two apps displaying their different plans and their prices.
mSpy and Xnspy both offer two packages each and they both call them “Basic” and “Premium.” Both apps offer monthly, quarterly, and yearly plans. However, mSpy’s basic plan is only available for one month ($29.99) but it is way cheaper than Xnspy’s monthly package which stands at $49.99.
The only downside is the basic package is only available in one-month plan. So in the long-term, Xnspy’s basic plan becomes cheaper with only $8.33 per month if you subscribe it for a year.
The winner will again be Xnspy here. It offers better plan flexibility when it comes to basic plans and you save more on the premium plans with more features.
If you compare the prices of premium plans of the two apps, you will find Xnspy better than mSpy. If you compare the prices with mSpy, you save $10, $20, and $50 on monthly, quarterly, and yearly premium plans of Xnspy respectively.
You will see a diversity of features in both these spying apps. When we compared their features, most of them overlapped each other, especially the standard ones. The difference, however, is made by some of the premium features. Here is a features comparison of the two apps.
As aforementioned, mSpy has a similar set of standard features to Xnspy. Both offer access to monitored user’s contacts, internet history and bookmarks, call history, incoming and outgoing texts, iMessages, etc.
But there are a few exceptions as well and that’s where Xnspy edges out its competitor. For example, in its basic version, mSpy does not offer access to any of the social media messengers or their data. On the other hand, Xnspy allows its user to see Viber, Instagram, and WhatsApp photos. But this is the only take away from the basic packages comparison.
Now comes the most interesting section of the comparison. The premium features of these apps are actually the reason why most of the users subscribe to them. They are the ones that make the difference. So how are these two apps different in terms of advanced surveillance?
- Let’s discuss the social media messengers first. Both apps offer to monitor a list of social media messengers. mSpy takes the lead here as it can monitor more instant messaging apps than Xnspy. Google Hangouts, Snapchat, and Telegram are a few that mSpy can monitor but Xnspy can’t. But both offer access to the chats and shared multimedia on these messengers.
- Xnspy’s remote control features are among its signature features, something that mSpy completely misses on. Xnspy offers ambient recording feature that can record the surroundings of a phone without getting near it. Similarly, it can remotely lock the target phone and even wipe it, in case it is lost.
- Both apps have a keylogger feature to log every keystroke the user makes. While Xnspy’s keylogger can record social media messenger keystrokes, mSpy’s keylogger has the ability to check text messages and emails.
- Another difference between the two apps arises when mSpy offers apps and website blocking in its premium package. Though both the spying solutions provide the list of installed apps, Xnspy does not allow its users to block websites or certain apps.
- The last significant difference between the two spying apps is the Watchlist alerts offered by Xnspy only. If you create watch lists of words, emails, phone numbers, and even places in your Xnspy account, you will be instantly alerted for the relevant activity.
Xnspy beats mSpy in the number and quality of premium features. While both the Android spying apps display almost the same number of standard features, Xnspy has the clear advantage when it comes to the premium features with its Watchlist and remote monitoring capabilities.
|Wi-Fi Network Logs||YES||YES|
|Call & Surroundings Recording||YES||NO|
|Phone logs (calls, SMS, emails, internet browsing history, calendar entries)||YES||NO|
Social Media monitoring
|Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Viber, Line, Skype, Kik, iMessage, Tinder.||Skype, WhatsApp, iMessage, Viber, Snapchat, Line, Telegram, Tinder, Hangouts, Facebook.|
|Remote Commands||Device Wipe, Device Locking, Screenshot.||Device Wipeout, Device Locking.|
After a thorough comparison, the two spying applications have a number of features displaying homogeneity and heterogeneity at the same time. But Xnspy takes the lead where it matters the most. In terms of price, it is cheaper. In terms of compatibility, Xnspy is better compatible with the latest mobile operating systems than mSpy. And finally, we find that Xnspy has a much better mix of standard and advanced features than its rival.