It's The Sensor Size That Counts
Smartphone cameras have pretty much destroyed the low end digicam market because of their much improved picture quality. But to truly get top quality pictures, you will need to get a camera with a large sensor, something that is not avaialble in a smartphone. The large sensors are the 1" and APS-C sensors which are in the high end digital cameras. The top camera companies recognize this and are offering fairly compact cameras with these large sensors. They make a huge difference in detail, low light photography and getting the truly memorable pictures. The quality always is related to the size of the sensor, not the amount of pixels.