Pitting its devices against each other would be the last thing Motorola wants to do but it seems like inevitable for its new Moto X Pure Edition (Moto X Style) and Nexus 6 in the US market.
Not only the devices are made by Motorola (Nexus 6 is made by Motorola in collaboration with Google) but they also fall in the same price range, hinting that they could eat into each other's revenue.
We know that Motorola Nexus 6 is the only device that features Project Fi, a program that provides hassle-free service to smartphones (cellular and Wifi-based) by connecting to several network towers. Now, Kellex of Droid Life has claimed in a report that Project Fi app runs fine in Moto X Pure Edition (Moto X Style).
The report went on to claim that one can "make/receive calls, use LTE data, browse the web, listen to music, chat with the crew on Hangouts" and enjoy other facilities but not sure of certain things like "if calls placed with WiFi connected are actual WiFi calls" and "if this will connect to Sprint and then switch to T-Mobile".
It may be mentioned that Moto X Pure Edition doesn't officially support Project Fi.
Well, Moto X Pure Edition (Moto X Style), which is currently available for pre-orders in the US on Motorola website with price starting at $399.99, may have an unlikely competitor in Nexus 6.
A head-to-head comparison of the devices tells that none is a clear winner. The Nexus 6 has a slightly bigger screen, powerful GPU and battery, while Moto X Pure Edition (Moto X Style) has better screen resolution, slightly stronger processor, better camera and expandable storage.
In terms of price, the Nexus 6 is currently available on Amazon at $349.99 for its 32 GB variant against the previous price of $499 ($649 at launch), and $399.99 for 64 GB model against the previous price of $549 ($699 at launch). This means 32 GB model of Nexus 6 is cheaper than 16 GB version of Moto X Pure Edition by $50, and a $100 difference between the 64 GB models of the devices.