Are higher megapixel cameras in phones still better than modern lower megapixel cameras?

I noticed that so many high end modern phones have such low megapixel counts (12 mp on both the Galaxy S9 and iPhone Xs). The pictures taken do look nice but I ve had so many occasions where I try to zoom on those low megapixel images and they always become super blurry. How do those compare to a much older phone... show more I noticed that so many high end modern phones have such low megapixel counts (12 mp on both the Galaxy S9 and iPhone Xs). The pictures taken do look nice but I ve had so many occasions where I try to zoom on those low megapixel images and they always become super blurry. How do those compare to a much older phone like the Lumia 1020 which had a 41 megapixel camera?
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