How to Transfer Data from Sony Xperia to Samsung Galaxy S23/S22/S21

Getting the latest mobile phone is really exciting. But you need to make sure that all the data on the old phone that you don't want to lose has been successfully transferred to the new phone. For example, if your old phone is a Sony that has been used for two or three years, and has a lot of important files and data stored on it, now you have bought a new Samsung phone, then you need to transfer data from Sony to Samsung.

Of course, transferring different types of data between two devices is time-consuming. In order to facilitate you to complete the Sony to Samsung transferring task quickly and efficiently, I have carefully selected four different methods to help you move data easily.

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Part 1: Transfer Data from Sony to Samsung with Transfer for Mobile

The easiest and most efficient solution to transfer data from Sony to Samsung phone involves the use of MobiKin Transfer for Mobile (Windows and Mac). This Sony transfer tool features a user-intuitive interface that can transfer almost everything, such as photos, videos, contacts, SMS, apps and much more, from Sony to Samsung with just one click. While doing so, you do not need to face any system compatibility issues, nor do you have to worry about any data damage or loss.

Why choose this Sony Transfer Tool:

  • Simply transfer contacts, SMS, call history, photos, music, videos, documents, apps, etc. from Sony to Samsung.
  • Be capable of transferring from Android to Android, Android to iOS, iOS to Android, and iOS to iOS.
  • Works perfectly with Apple, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Huawei, Xiaomi, Motorola, ZTE, Google and more phones and tablets.
  • It is extremely easy to use, with an user friendly interface that doesn't need any professional skills.
  • Fully compatible with all models from Sony and Samsung: Sony Xperia 1 IV/5 IV/10/IV, XZ4/XZ3/XZ2/XZ1, Xperia X10, Xperia X8, Xperia Play, Xperia Ray, and Samsung Galaxy S20/S10 (Edge)/S9 (Edge)/S8 (Edge)/S7 (Edge)/S6/S5/S4, Galaxy Note 10/Note 9, etc.

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The program is available on Windows and Mac. Just click the suitable one and install it on your computer. Then, follow the instructions here to see how to use it to transfer files from Sony Xperia to Samsung Galaxy S20/S10/S9, etc.

Step 1. Launch MobiKin Transfer for Mobile

Launch Transfer for Mobile by MobiKin on your computer whenever you want to transfer your phone data. Connect your Sony and Samsung devices to the computer via two USB cables.

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Step 2. Select the types of data to transfer

Transfer for Mobile will detect them and mark them as either Source (Sony) or Destination (Samsung). Data will be transferred from source to destination phone. Now, just select the types of data that you wish to transfer.

Note: If the two phones are placed wrong, then, click on "Flip" button to interchange their positions.

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Step 3. Start the data transfer from Sony to Samsung

After the data selection, you can tap on the "Start Copy" button to initiate the transferring process. The rest you have to do is to wait patiently for Transfer for Mobile to transfer all selected files from Sony to Samsung.

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Part 2: Transfer Files from Sony to Samsung with Android Backup and Restore

MobiKin Backup Manager for Android is actually an Android backup and restore tool that allows users to back up data on an Android phone to a computer, and then restore the backed-up data to the same or another phone. Therefore, we can also use its backup and restore principle to back up the data on the Sony phone to your computer, and then restore the backup data to the Samsung device. The data types that this software can support include contacts, SMS, photos, videos, music, apps, etc.

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Before you start with the following steps, here is the requirement for this method:

  • Android Backup and Restore software
  • Computer
  • USB cables for both phones

Step 1. Install and launch the backup and restore software for Android on your computer. Link your Sony phone to computer via a USB cable and enable USB debugging on the device if you haven't done it before. Soon, the program will recognize your Xperia.

android backup and restore interface

Step 2. Choose "Backup" option from the main interface and all data types that can be backed up are displayed here. Just tick off the data types you need and click "Back Up" button to save them on your computer.

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Step 3. Unplug Sony Xperia and link Samsung phone to computer via a USB cable. Then choose "Restore" option from the main interface and you can see all the backed up records here. Select the backup record you need and tap "Restore" button to put them from computer to Samsung.

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Part 3: Copy Data from Sony to Samsung Galaxy Using Samsung Smart Switch

Samsung Smart Switch is developed by Samsung, which is used to copy contacts, SMS, photos, music, calendars, device settings, etc. from Android phone or iPhone to Samsung.

What kinds of devices are supported by Smart Switch?

Supported source devices: iCloud-enabled iOS devices; Android devices like HTC, LG, Sony, Huawei, etc.

Supported destination devices: Samsung devices with Android 4.0 or later versions.


Step 1. Install and launch the Smart Switch app on both your old Sony and new Samsung. Place the two devices close to each other.

Step 2. Set your Sony phone as "Sending Device" and Samsung Device as a "Receiving Device". Then, the two devices will be connected to each other automatically or manually.

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Step 3. After the connection, select the items you want to transfer from the Sony phone and click "Send" to copy these selected data to Samsung device.

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Part 4: Transfer Data from Sony Xperia to Samsung via Bluetooth

If you don't want to use any third-party tools and have enough time, then using Bluetooth to transfer data from Sony to Samsung should be a good choice for you. You can use Bluetooth to transfer multimedia files and documents from one device to another. Unfortunately, Bluetooth cannot transmit data types such as contacts, text messages, apps, call logs, notes, bookmarks, etc. Now you need to make sure that these two devices are nearby, and then follow the steps as below.

Step 1. First of all, place the Sony and Samsung devices close to each other. Then, go to their Settings to enable the Bluetooth features.

Step 2. On your Sony device, pick the nearby Samsung phone as receiving device and verify the connection by confirming a unique code. Then, the two phones will be paired wirelessly.

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Step 3. Now, you can go to the source Sony phone to select the files you want to transfer, then, tap on the share icon and choose Bluetooth icon from the new window. After that, the paired Samsung device will be displayed here, you only need to select it.

Step 4. Go to your Samsung Galaxy and authorize for the request to accept the data transferred from Sony.


The ball is in your court now! As you can see, the above four methods have their own advantages and disadvantages. Weighing all these solutions, I think MobiKin Transfer for Mobile is the best way to transfer data from Sony to Samsung. It supports almost all phone data types, and also works well on almost all Android and iOS devices. It only takes you a few minutes to complete the phone to phone data transfer. If you are still hesitating, you can try its free version to make your own judgment.

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Alleny Gavin
Alleny GavinChief Editor
A chief editor at MobiKin, brings over a decade of experience in technical writing and holds a B.A. in English Literature. With a background as a Project Manager in the IT industry, he has authored 1000+ articles on, offering expert solutions for iOS issues. Gavin, a tech enthusiast, effortlessly recommends software with passion and extensive expertise in smartphones and software.
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