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Etekcity Voltson Mini Smart Plug
Samsung SmartThings Wifi Smart Plug
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Etekcity Voltson Mini Smart Plug (2016) vs Samsung SmartThings Wifi Smart Plug

Analysis:

The Etekcity Voltson Mini Smart Plug hasn't managed to perform well enough to earn a place in any Plug-In Smart Outlet roundups conducted by sources that do their own, high-quality, hands-on testing. That alone makes it a hard product to recommend.

As for the Samsung SmartThings Wifi Smart Plug - PCmag, a source that conducts reliable hands-on testing, has featured it in its Samsung SmartThings Wifi Smart Plug Review roundup. However, it didn't make it to any of the top spots.

We couldn't find any sources that tested both of these Plug-In Smart Outlets, so we only analyzed how they performed in reviews from different sites.

We first examined which sources rated each of these best and found that the Etekcity Voltson Mini Smart Plug got its highest, 9, rating from Gadget Review, while the Samsung SmartThings Wifi Smart Plug earned its best, 8, score from PCmag.

Lastly, we averaged out all of their review ratings and observed that the Etekcity Voltson Mini Smart Plug, with its 9.0 average, performed considerably better than most Plug-In Smart Outlets - the mean score for the product category being 6.8 out of 10 - while the Samsung SmartThings Wifi Smart Plug managed an average of 6.5.

There's one caveat here - it might not be entirely justifiable to do a direct Etekcity Voltson Mini Smart Plug vs. Samsung SmartThings Wifi Smart Plug review average comparison since they aren't priced the same and more expensive products tend to get higher review scores from some sources.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
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PCmag
BestReviews
Gadget Review
Lifewire
New York Magazine
MakeUseOf
TechHive
Tech. Specs Comparison
Etekcity Voltson Mini Smart Plug
Samsung SmartThings Wifi Smart Plug
Bluetooth support
No
No
Energy Reporting
Yes
No
HomeKit support
No
No
Indoor
Yes
Yes
Number of AC Outlets
1
1
Outdoor
No
No
Supports Alexa
Yes
Yes
Supports Google Assistant
Yes
Yes
Wi-Fi support
Yes
Yes
Z-Wave support
No
No
ZigBee support
No
No
Significantly higher than average expert review score
6.9
Overall Avg. for Plug-In Smart Outlets
9.0
Avg. Review Score
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Has average expert review score
6.9
Overall Avg. for Plug-In Smart Outlets
6.5
Avg. Review Score
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