The Two Spy Apps Gunning For mSpys Spot - Can They Succeed? Flexispy vs XNSPY

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mSpy is one of the most widely used monitoring programs on the internet. It provides several intriguing mobile phone spying functions, making it easy for potential customers to monitor smartphones with seamless ease.

mSpy is known for its parental restrictions and as an app that allows you to extract all phone data remotely. Some of the features include ambient recording, remote phone data erasing, geolocation tracking, and remote screenshots. It also features a built-in keylogger.

But as spy apps are getting more common, the competition is getting hotter and there are more options to choose from than ever before. Many monitoring programs match mSpy, and many of them can work as well as or better than it.

And two of these spy apps, Flexispy and XNSPY are hot on the trail of mSPY. So the real question is, do these apps outperform mSpy or was it just a fluke?

To answer this, I will consider the features, compatibility, ease of use, installation, customer service, pricing, performance, and limitations of these two remote monitoring apps and how they compare against mSpy. I will do so to help users make a better assessment and if it's time to end their subscription to mSpy.

Lets start off by taking a look at mSpy vs XNSPY first.


XNSPY is a spy app that can record phone screens, track positions, and view browsing data. It can also monitor popular social networking platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. It shields users from dangers like malware, phishing scams, and online abuse while it is still in stealth mode.

Once the XNSPY file has been loaded on the operating system of the phone, the software hides from view and deceives the operating system into thinking it is a native file. This provides the software unrestricted access to gather valuable information and track users without alerting them.


Both XNSPY and mSpy provide a wide range of features. They grant users access to the monitored user's contacts, internet history and bookmarks, call history, incoming and outgoing messages, and Instant Messaging logs of the target user, among other things. But when comparing mSpy vs XNSPY features and pricing, the latter comes out on top.

mSpy cannot monitor any social media messengers or the messages exchanged on them using the apps base version. On the other hand, users of XNSPY can view images sent through social media apps and instant messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, and Viber with its all-inclusive spying app.

The remote control capabilities of XNSPY are another powerful feature of this spy app. Ambient recording, remote wipes, and remote screenshots are some of the functions that XNSPY's spy app can perform via its remote control tracking suite. mSpy cannot perform these with the same level of skill that XNSPY provides.

In addition, XNSPY compiles statistical reports that clearly and efficiently show insightful data, such as the most frequent callers, the busiest day of the week for calls made and received, and the most frequent contacts. Both XNSPY and mSpy have watchlist alert features but XNSPY provides faster alerts than mSpy.


One of the most important considerations when choosing a spy application is performance. Numerous applications match mSpy in terms of features. But XNSPY can work just as well, if not better when it comes to performance.

In my experiments, I discovered that XNSPY loads faster than mSpy, fetches requests more quickly, and loads text conversations on the Dashboard more quickly. The app also takes screenshots every five seconds which was more frequent than mSpy.

And when there was no internet access, XNSPY kept working. It would keep track of the smartphone and gather information in the background and load them on a user's dashboard when the Internet connection returned.

But when using mSpy, I encountered several speed issues. The time it took to retrieve pictures from various social media accounts was quite long using mSpy. There was also a prolonged time trying to install the app on my phone. It wasn't the case with XNSPY however because it was a small file that could be quickly downloaded and uncompressed.

Ease Of Use

Both XNSPY and mSpy were easy to use and don't need technical knowledge to operate because these apps are made keeping simplicity in mind. They have a user-friendly graphical interface that has contrasting colors to showcase the features on the left menu.

But I found mSpy's graphic interface to be more user-friendly because it has modern graphics and a more appealing color scheme than XNSPY in my opinion.


Both XNSPY and mSpy are compatible with iOS 6.0 and above and Android 4.0 and above.

Customer Support

mSpy's customer service needs a lot to be desired when it comes to on-time responses and issue resolution. Many customers have also argued that customer service is quite lackluster. The customer service team doesn't respond in time when I was trying to contact them. I had a simple inquiry I wanted to clear up and when I finally connected, mSpy couldn't resolve it and hung up on me.

XNSPY, on the other hand, has a very responsive customer support team that can also help with technical issues and can even install the app on your behalf using TeamViewer. The team immediately answered my call and resolved all my queries within the same call.


Here are the different tiers of XNSPY subscription:



If you want to get a monthly subscription, you will be charged $35.99 per month.



If you want to buy a quarterly subscription, you will be charged $59.99 quarterly implying that you will be billed $19.99 per month for three months of validity.



If you want to get a yearly subscription, you will be charged $89.99 annually implying that you will be billed $7.49 per month. This will be valid for 12 months.

Now let's compare the price variations in mSPY's offering


mSpy Basic

The basic version of the mSpy app costs $29.99 per month for an Android or iOS device.


mSpy Premium



If you want to buy a monthly mSpy subscription, you will be charged $69.99 per month.



If you want to purchase a quarterly subscription of mSpy subscription, you will be charged $119.99 for three months. It means that you will be billed $39.99 per month.



If you want to purchase a yearly subscription to mSpy, you will be charged $199.99 annually implying that you will be billed $16.66 per month.

Now let's take a look at Flexispy and how it fares against mSpy and XNSPY.


Flexispy is another spy app gunning for mSpy's place. Flexispy can be extensively customized as it offers a wide range of monitoring options that can cater to the demands of users who like to customize their spying experience.


One of its most popular features is ambient recording. You can record the target phone's surroundings and relisten to them through your dashboard. The audio recordings can be automated to start recording instantly or scheduled to record at a specific time interval. Even though the range is not as good as XNSPY, its audio clarity is better than mSpy.

Fleixspy also has a keylogger feature that you can use to monitor keystrokes on the target device. This feature is great for anyone wanting to monitor texts, passwords, usernames, and other information entered on the smartphone. The keylogger works similarly to XNSPY and mSpy, so in this case, no app has any clear advantage over the other.

Flexispy also has a unique notification system that instantly notifies subscribers when a specific event occurs. It is one of the most unique features not found in mSpy. The system can trigger and send an alert on topics such as sex, obscenity, drug usage, and other controversial subject matter.


During my test I found the app to perform equally well as mSpy although there were a few stutters while logging onto my dashboard panel. Such lag issues weren't found during my time using XNSPY however. So in this FlexiSpy vs XNSPY category, XNSPY has the upper hand.


Although Flexispy is compatible with most iOS, Windows, and Android devices, if we compare Flexispy vs XNSPY, the latter is more compatible with smartphones but doesn't track computers.

Ease of Use

Flexispy has a smooth user experience and you can find all features with ease. But there were a lot of checkboxes requesting the user's permission, during installation. Therefore in my case, the installation process was slow and could have been improved significantly by removing user permissions. Despite this, it was still better than mSpy's installation process.

Customer Service

Flexispy has reliable customer support, but they sometimes gave different answers to technical questions such as app specifications and features, which showed they need to train them better.


Flexispy comes in two flavors: Premium and Extreme. Basic monitoring tools like call logs, texts, and contacts are offered in the Premium version. Whereas Extreme provides more advanced spying tools like social media monitoring, online history tracking, and ambient sound recording.

So purchasing the Premium version doesn't make sense for heavy users because it only has basic spying options like viewing phone logs and text monitoring. 

Plus, it has one of the most aggressive pricing on the market. A 12 month subscription to Flexispy Premium costs $179 for 12 months while a one-year subscription to its Extreme version costs just below $420. So Flexispy is quite costly for the average spy aficionado.

Who Comes Out On Top?

After reading this, it is clear that both Flexispy and XNSPY beat mSpy, especially if we consider the performance. But there is still a winner yet to be decided in the Flexispy vs XNSPY battle.

And after considering, XNSPY had very little to no performance issues, higher compatibility, reliable customer service with good product knowledge, and was the cheapest of the three, XNSPY is the ultimate winner for today. 

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