Welcome to my XNSpy review – the latest in my series of Real reviews of phone spy software apps. As with all of my reviews I have used and tested this product and will give you some useful information to help decide if this is the spy app you need – something more than just a rehash of their own sales pages!
Most XNSpy reviews online are pretty generic, simply listing the features with lots of Buy Now pictures – not really helpful. In my reviews I try to give an honest opinion on the spy apps that I actually test and use. Hopefully you will appreciate the difference.
If you follow this website, you’ll know I have a few selected cell phone spy software programs that I recommend – and have done for a number of years now. Well I like to keep up with changes and always try and test new products. In the end I only recommend a small number that I am confident will deliver reliable service and an honest product.
I have been using XNSpy for testing purposes and am pleased to say that it is a decent alternative to any of the best selling spy apps on the market right now. I will go into the detailed review below so please read on and find out if this is the program to suit all of your monitoring needs.
Does XNSpy work? Is it reliable? How much does it cost? Is it hidden? Is it any good? …. ah the questions! Here goes:
XNSPY is a relatively new offering on the spy app market and offers monitoring for Android and Apple (iPhone/iPad etc.) smartphones and tablet devices. Like mSpy they also have a No Jailbreak spy service for the iPhone as well as a full software version for Jailbroken Apple devices – more on this below.
One of the main reasons I was keen to try this one out and add it to my recommended list was that they offer Call Recording (on Android) and Ambient Recording (recording the phone surroundings). Not all spy app programs offer these services – and few can actually deliver.
Xnspy is competing directly with mSpy – with the No Jailbreak version, and FlexiSpy – with the recording features. The good news is that it can compete and at a lower price. Make sure to check out my comparison reviews to see how they stack up.
Pricing is pretty straightforward – they have XNSPY Basic and XNSPY Premium based on the feature list available and both versions apply to the full version software and the No Jailbreak editions. Nice and easy !
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If you check their latest prices here – you can see clearly the full list of features available with each version. I like the way it is all laid out clearly – so no more confusion about what features come with each price point!
As with other programs you can choose a short term to try the program out without a high cost. The yearly terms offer the best value for money.
This program only works on Android and Apple phones and devices – no computer monitoring or platforms such as Blackberry etc.
Always check their website for the latest compatibility information and remember not all features are covered by all versions. If in doubt ask their support chat online – works well!
You can chose to hide the app during installation simply by ticking a check box. This will ensure there is no sign of the spy app on the target device. On a Jailbroken Apple device you can also choose to Hide the Cydia App – giving another level of stealth.
For most people this will be more than enough to hide the existence of the spy software. In my opinion mSpy still leads the way in how far they go to hide their app from detection – removing it from “running processes” and with more detail in how they disguise file names. But as I say for most people this should not be a major concern.
As with other phone spy software programs you get all of the hacking features I would expect as standard. Detailed call logs, text messages, GPS tracking, emails, web browsing history, photos / video on the target device, contacts and calendar activities.
XNSPY has all these and more included in their standard package – which is what you should expect from any decent monitoring program. I am usually more interested in the more advanced features and how they work when reviewing phone spy software.
As I mentioned above this software caught my eye because of the recording features they offer but they also do a good job at providing other useful advanced monitoring features. Remember that not all features are available for all phones or operating systems – you need to check.
Call Recording – with this feature you can actually record all voice calls made and received on a Rooted Android device. Only works on Rooted Android! This is the best competitor to Flexispy that I have tested. I have tested it and it works well – as always you need to have a good internet connection to ensure unbroken recordings.
Ambient Recording – the ability to record the phone’s immediate surroundings, acting like a “bug”. Again not many programs offer this feature. You initiate the recording by sending a secret (hidden) text from within the online dashboard control panel and specifying a time duration up to 30 minutes.
For some people these recording features are very attractive and they are why Flexispy has been able to charge a premium price for their services. XNSPY are a cheaper option and if you really need recording they are definitely worth a look.
Messenger App Monitoring – again they are competing well with other programs. You can spy on : WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, iMessages, Viber, Skype, Line, KiK, Instagram and Tinder. They cover most of the main programs.
GPS Tracking – you can track the target device in real time (not on the No Jailbreak version) – and set up alerts for prohibited areas. Also see the location history. The alerts are a great feature for monitoring kids movements.
Remote Commands – using settings from the online control panel you can control certain actions remotely. You can block specific apps, remotely lock the phone, wipe the device (great for a stolen or lost phone). You can also take a screenshot of the target device in real time.
Watchlist and Alerts – Xnspy do a great job with their alerts system, it is very easy to set up and manage and provides real value. You can set up alerts based on specific phone numbers, words used in texts or emails, locations and on SIM card change. I love these features and am amazed more people do not seem to get how useful they can be!
That covers most of the advanced features that stand out with this program – but it is not a complete list.
Competing directly with mSpy they have a No Jailbreak version of their own. These programs have become very popular because the latest versions of Apple iOS cannot be Jailbroken… yet.
No Jailbreak versions are a good alternative if you are not able to jailbreak and install the full featured software. There are limitations to their use and the feature list is not as advanced as the full versions.
Using this method you get most basic features : call history, text messages, contacts, apps installed, calendar, photos and video, bookmarks and browsing history. You can also see most messenger app activity such as WhatsApp and Viber etc.
Like mSpy No Jailbreak this version works well and is probably your best monitoring option if Jailbreaking is not possible. Remember – this only applies to Apple devices!
Their Android version offers the most advanced features – but for some features to work you will need to Root the Android device (I have explanations at the links!). Most spy programs have these same requirements.
Rooting is only required for – recording features, screenshots and spying on messenger apps (WhatsApp etc.).
Like most of my recommended spy apps, this one is easy enough to install. Once you buy the program they will email you easy to follow instructions with a download link and activation code.
They do a good job at keeping this process easy to follow and understand – people get confused between the different versions and whether they need to Root Android or Jailbreak iPhone. Xnspy keep it easy to follow.
They do now offer an installation service – only available for Android devices at the minute and it costs $20 – well worth it if you are really not comfortable. Like I say though if you take your time and follow the instructions anyone should be able to install the software.
Their support is a bit different to some of the others but I found it worked well enough although I did not encounter any major issues. They do not have phone support – which I know some people prefer.
They have a responsive Live chat feature on their website and an email ticket system for more detailed enquiries. They do have a good Knowledge Base – covering in detail all the major subjects around support such as installation guides and configuration settings.
All in all it works well – although dedicated phone support is not available at this time.
They have an online demo where you can have a good look around and get a feel for the reporting dashboard. This is a great idea for anyone who has never used any of these products before.
What I really like about this one is how simply laid out everything is. It has a clean look and is very easy to find your way around. They seem to have learned a lot from their competition and worked at presenting everything in an easy to follow format.
I don’t recommend every spy software app that comes onto the market and I like to be sure that the ones I do recommend are genuine and offer a reliable service. I believe that Xnspy offers something a little bit different to the mix of spy apps I have reviewed.
It competes directly with Flexispy because of the recording features but at a substantially lower cost. If cost is an issue and you really need call recording – this one is worth considering.
It also covers features available from mSpy – although not just as many – and they have the No Jailbreak system for iPhone users.
In fact if cost is a major issue for you XNSPY is the lowest priced spy app that I list on the site. I wouldn’t give it a recommendation based on price alone – it still needs to work, and it does.
The features do vary between the different spy apps so you do need to assess which features you really need. Compare the programs for yourself and then consider the pricing before making your final decision.
XNSPY has been growing fast and are a relatively new program but so far they are making a good impression in this market – and I expect them to keep growing.