Leave it to the pioneers from Motorola to offer great affordable handsets that can be hooked up to any carrier out of the box. The sub-$150 Moto E4, for instance, can be brought to Verizon as a BYOD gear, or any other carrier thereof, and work out of the box, all the while it offers you daily smartphone-ing with a good chance that it will be enough to cover most of your needs.
Of course, there are compromises, namely the camera, but Motorola is seemingly prepping to address them by... unveiling the next-gen E5 Plus, which already leaked not long ago in the flesh, and now its specs are being fleshed out, thanks to a benchmark database.
As you can see from the table below, the Moto E5 Plus will sport a quad-core Snapdragon 430 chipset, 3GB RAM, and run on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo, probably near stock. That's a decent upgrade from the E4 Plus, and, judging from the popularity of its predecessor, Motorola might have another hit on its hands when this puppy lands in the not-so-distant future.