This is a question I get asked almost every week. Yes, its true.
But my reply always is why not Samsung! Because why not.
Look at this picture for instance. This was shot at a 10x zoom in just the normal setting, and I can see the lines and ruggedness on the mountain, the windows on those buildings, the snow and the texture of it.
A part of the reason photography became my hobby was because of how much I could learn from my Samsung phone. Anyone else ever felt the same?