Relative to even very entry level canon or nikon digital cameras, most camera phones perform woefully. That said, I've seen some prints of iPhone shots which weren't bad, but they were nothing remotely close to those produced by my old trusty Canon G2. The lenses are simple too small to be performers. I'd follow the logic of the other poster. Let's find out which carrier you require and see what models they have with 3 megapixel lenses and higher so you can at least optimize the less than stellar picture quality from hardware provided by your carrier of choice.