Posted this in the Mini forum but no traffic there so I will post it here too.
Ok I am currently trying out a Moto X. So far I like it. But it got me thinking. What makes the Moto X any better than the Droid Mini. Pretty much the same specs. When you include the onscreen buttons of the X it gives you around a 4.3" usable scree anywayn with the exception of video playback and games. The only big difference I can see is the Mini is LCD and the X is AMOLED. But the Mini has a pixel density of 342ppi over the X which is 316ppi. Hardware and software are the same.
So outside of the new design, eventual customizing options what in your opinion would justify $599 for the Moto X over the $449 for the Mini. If a smaller phone is what you are looking for.
I will also add that I was originally going to try out an Ultra or Maxx for the bigger screen but Best Buy does not have them in stock yet. But I am finding that I may not mind sticking with a smaller screen since they are much easier to handle one handed. I still may but for the time being I am trying to figure out how to justify the extra $150 if I decide to stay with a smaller phone.