I don't really like taking pictures with my phone since most of them end up blurry. I prefer my DSLR, which is a great camera since you can set your own shutter speed, aperture etc. I never use the auto settings, only manual.
But when it's dark I prefer to use a simple compact camera with the flash on, which works fine as well as long as you don't use it without flash or on any other setting than macro. For fast moving objects (aka hedgehogs) is my DSLR definitely the best, but they're quite expensive.