be careful with these 'minis', i remember the s3 mini had internals of an s2 equivalent or lower, while on average priced way more than the better s2 equivalents in the market (like s blaze or s relay)
This is a good price relative to what it costs elsewhere right now ($500+), but this phone has just been released and is widely considered to be overpriced. I'd wait, unless you need it now - especially given that Motorola's X phones are to be released in the coming months, and the details of the model that has leaked are comparable if not better than this.
If you are looking to get this deal, I'd check on the warranty status before buying. International phones often have no warranty coverage in the US.
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If you really want a "mini" phone today, I'd take a good look at the Motorola Droid RAZR M XT907 or HTC First. Both are easily user unlockable to work on any GSM network if you know how to root phones. Both are 4.3" phones with dimensions not too far off from the S4 Mini, and both have Snapdragon 400 processors like the S4 Mini.
RAZR M is 200MHz slower with a slightly slower GPU (Adreno 225 vs 305 in the Mini), but same "540p" resolution AMOLED screen as the S4 Mini and camera is also 8MP like the Mini.
HTC First is 300MHz slower, but has the same Adreno 305 GPU as the Mini. Its camera is worse at 5MP. The appeal of this phone is its incredible 720p LCD display which has better pixel density than an iPhone retina display. Turn off Facebook Home, and you're left with a nearly completely stock Android Jelly Bean experience.
You would sacrifice a little bit of speed going with either of these (which I don't think you'd notice 200, 300MHz), but you can also buy them brand new (or new condition) every day on eBay for HALF the cost of the S4 Mini or less.
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