Smart Plugs are also available that plug into a standard 110/115 outlet and give a smartphone the ability to tun on and off power.
This can be handy in many scenarios from simply turning on a off a light to turning on a coffee pot in the morning.
Most will also come with other features such as a timer.
Smart Plugs are usually setup to work with a smart home device such as Alexa or Google Homekit but they are not a requirement.
The smart plugs listed below are stand-alone smart devices that work with an Android smartphone.
As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon, forums, or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.
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Our Picks for Best Smart Plug for an Android Smartphone
- Tenda WiFi Smart Plug
- TP-link/Kasa HS100
- Gosund WP5
- AUKEY Wi-Fi Smart
Tenda WiFi Smart Plugs Work with Alexa Echo & Google Home, 10A Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini Outlet Socket Works with Beli App – 2 Pack
Tenda makes this smart outlet that works with most any device from a smartphone to an Echo DOT.
While using the Tenda it had no problems working with an Android or any other devices I tested it with.
For example, it also worked with the Echo DOT but is not a requirement and is a stand-alone smart device that will work from an Android smartphone.
Like the Aukey unit it only works in the 2.4Ghz frequency but works nicely once setup with the app.
Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link, Smart Home WiFi Outlet works with Alexa, Echo, Google Home & IFTTT, No Hub Required, Remote Control, 15 Amp, UL Certified, 1-Pack (HS100)
TP-link/Kasa makes many good smart home devices including the HS100 smart plug.
It can turn on or off 110/115 volt electronics from anywhere using the Kasa app.
The TP-link/Kasa HS100 smart plug has no problems working with an Android smartphone or tablet and is a very popular unit.
Smart Plug Gosund Smart WiFi Outlet Works with Alexa and Google Home, 2.4G WiFi Only, No Hub Required, ETL and FCC Listed 4 Pack [Upgraded Version]
The Gosund WP5 is a smart WiFi plug that works with Alexa and Google Home.
There is also an app for standalone use without a hub.
They work from a 110 Volt outlet and come in a package of four.
AUKEY Wi-Fi Smart Plug 4-Pack, Mini Smart Socket Compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT, or AUKEY Home App, No Hub Required
The AUKEYis a low-cost smart plug that works very well with an Android smartphone.
I recently reviewed one and had no problems while testing it with a Galaxy S10 or older S8.
The one downside is it only works in the 2.4Hgz band and not the new 5Ghz frequency.
Most all routers built in the last ten years are dual band 2.4GHz and 5Ghz so this is likely not a problem but be sure to check your setup.
The AUKEY SH-PA1 works nicely with an Android smartphone, old or new, and will have no problems controlling power to an outlet.
Using a smart plug is a handy way to easily control devices around a home remotely.
This can be very handy in many scenarios from helping an elderly person to simply wanting to turn a light off quickly.
The units are low-cost and easy to setup using a dedicated app.