Strange to me, I have to say that using my phone to take photos is a way that, just for fun, become part of my life slowly but in a consistent way.
Unexpected, a folder in my Flickr account is called “Mobile”, it collects most of the pictures taken with the phone camera and often suddenly postproducted with Instagram, RetroCamera or Snapseed.
To be honest, you have not such liberty as a real photo camera (reflex or not): you cannot choose the exposure and aperture, not change the lens, not read the amount of light, not easily connect a flash on the hot shoe; but on the other side less control on the camera push me to pay more attention to the quality of light and frame.
The possibility to shot almost everything in every moment is not so different to take a camera with you, photographers ever did that during the years!
I think that what change is the “immediate postproduction” and “share”. There is something that hit me and I can give you my immediate feeling of the moment not only sharing the photo but with the crop, saturation, adjustments and then feelings that I want to underline in that exact time.
From this point of view, the risk to fall in something banal, common or just interesting to me but not to the viewer is high. On the other side shooting with the phone isn’t something that I feel to be my way to do photography, I don’t think it can substitute my reflex and lenses but yes..I use the phone too and I can say that some shots are very likely! IMHO
I never ever thought about, when some days ago my fellow photog said to me “You know? My wife does an exhibition with the photos she took with the phone!” I started to reflect to the number and impact of photos that I shot everyday with the cell.
Nothing to complain, just some thoughts because…at the end… light is light!! Cheers!