The Google Pixel 3a XL has a USB C port.

Is it possible to connect it to a computer that only has a USB 3 port to transfer data between the computer and the Pixel 3a XL?


According to GSM arena the Google Pixel 3a has an USB 2.0 type-C connector.

Note that the USB transfer speed is independent of the used USB connector type.

Therefore USB 3.0 is not supported by the Pixel 3a - you can only use USB 2.0 connections for data transfer.

  • Thanks Robert. Even though USB 3.0 is not supported, it should still be able to transfer data (backwards compatible) via a USB 3.0 port, correct? Dec 19 '19 at 21:48
  • @RockPaperLizard Of course you can do this. Every USB 3.0/3.1/3.2 port can be used with USB 2.0 and even USB 1.1 devices.
    – Robert
    Dec 20 '19 at 8:23
  • Great. That's my understanding as well. Dec 20 '19 at 8:46

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