They say the best camera is always the one you have on you...meaning that it's better to be able to take a picture in the first place to capture the moment, rather than worrying about which gear you should use.
For most of these days, that camera has become our smartphone, with lenses and megapixels and editing options that have dwarfed the digital point-and-shoots from only a few years ago.
Elsie from A Beautiful Mess shares her tips for getting the best images from your phone. Her ideas range from the practical - wipe your lens, use a window - to some light editing in free/cheap apps to make them pop. Her examples rely on the iPhone, but the tips are solid and will work cross-platform.
See them here: How to Create Bright and Sharp iPhone Photos