I have tended to go with high end phones with ok cameras and have taken some good memories. Currently using Galaxy S20+ and I find it handy when no slr is available or for wide angle when using SLR with zoom.
In my opinion, mobile photography is great and made our passion reach the masses. It's the same as DSLR/Mirrorless? Damn, no, but in some aspects it's superior. Sooner or later, our cameras will have to adapt computational photography. It's not acceptable that a basic phone can have much more processing power that our cameras.
Regarding quality, sometimes I have to see the exif data to check if it was taken by my phone or with my DSLR (I'm talking about my old 18MP Canon, still not enough photos with my Sony to compare).