Yes, that is true. But I really need a camera I can carry with me in the pocket.
Isn't there an app with time and aperture automatic / shutter priority (don't know the correct term) and such? Could not find one at least. At the moment I use OpenCamera, HD Camera and the build in app or such. Do not differ that much, I would think.
Personally I think modern mid range to high end phones are capable of taking some excellent photos, which can be edited with effective and simple apps like Snapseed.
I realize its not fair to compare them to a modern DSLR with interchangeable lenses etc, but for their size and for something that most people carry around with them , they're great ,and I wouldn't be without mine, I've enlarged many of my images and printed them on A4 paper for club competitions, but as with everything, each to his own .