Moto X4 is the one currently available for an insanely affordable 50 bucks, as long as you don't mind activating the Snapdragon 630-powered 5.2-incher on Sprint right off the bat. If you prefer a different carrier, you can still save quite a bit of money with upfront Verizon or AT&T activations, which will reduce the handset's list price in a 32GB configuration from $350 to $99.99. Finally, the X4 fetches $149.99 with "later" activations, which is also a fairly reasonable deal.Curiously enough, the slightly higher-end
sets you back $99.99 at the time of this writing with Sprint service activation, $149.99 for Verizon or AT&T use, or $199.99 with network restrictions eliminated from the equation. Of course, all prices are valid for technically unlocked devices allowing you to switch carriers whenever you want.Meanwhile, a beefed-up variant packing 4 gigs of RAM instead of just 3 and double the aforementioned internal storage space
The same goes for the 5.7-inch Moto G6, which currently starts at $79.99 with 32 gigs of local digital hoarding room and 3GB memory and $129.99 in a 64/4GB version. That's obviously with obligatory Sprint activation, while Verizon and AT&T subscribers need to cough up $129.99 and $179.99 for the two aforementioned configurations. Finally, those who'd like complete operator flexibility are looking at $179.99 and $229.99 rates respectively, down from $249.99 and $319.99 list prices.
Both the G6 and X4 have a lot going for them in the sub-$100, sub-$150, and even sub-$200 brackets, despite their somewhat advanced age. Originally released all the way back in 2017, the Moto X4 is IP68 water-resistant, equipped with dual 12 + 8MP rear-facing cameras and an impressive 16MP selfie shooter, while the newer Moto G6 rocks a modern 2:1 aspect ratio, thinner bezels, and premium build quality. Both phones are also in the process of receiving Android 9.0 Pie software updates, which is still rare in the ultra-affordable category.