The AI is great and i agree. I use Gcam on my android and it takes amazing photos by combining multiple photos and have all light and dark areas all in one. so like i said. For general public its fine. the potrait mode is getting better but still its a tiny tiny sensor and still as physical limitations. But yes AI is improving mobile photography a lot
It’s the form factor more than anything that disqualifies smart phones from a lot of serious photography. I use my iPhone in some situations because it deals with complex light better due to the AI. But I can’t compose very well without a viewfinder.
Plus, obviously you can’t shoot at 300 mm with a smartphone. And they aren’t great on micro contrast due to sensor size.
That’s what I did for years.