Yeah it's perfect. And light. I have arthritic fingers so my mini is naked and weightless. Better than a book or anything else in its class. Wonder what the next one will have? From what I heard, it's not too much more.
Just get a good case and be careful. Add up the deductible, the cost, over a couple of phones and it equals buying a used one on eBay if you have to. It's not cost effective unless you're a careless person.