Rob, I'm amazed that you have a smartphone of any stripe. So, no, I don't expect that you'll be running out and getting a new one. As with zoom lenses; however, your experience isn't exactly one that should be relied upon as comprehensive.
Quite; and so am I!
The only reason I do have one is that I couldn't replace batteries on two old ones: mine and that of my late wife. At the same time, I kept getting bumff from Telefonica
telling me how many thousands of 'points' I had to my credit and that I could upgrade to X, Y or Z 'phones for a modest charge.
In the end, I compared the included cameras (magapixels only!) and decided that as I had no choice but to replace dead units, I might as well get a pocket camera at the same time.
The camera has proved its worth to me time after time, despite being almost impossible to see the subject in sunshine; the rest of the functions have been pretty unimpressive, complicated to get to memorize, and even accepting a call means sliding a mark on the screen across part of the screen; what the hell was wrong with the simple pressing of any key, as the previous 'phones allowed?
I also agree that my personal
experiences do not make any general rules; equally, I'd be an idiot to disregard the evidence of my own, personal experiences.