Yeah, flashlights got amazingly good in recent years. The little AAA single-cell flashlights I carry every day are better than the old Maglight d-cell monstrosities from just 20 years ago (except in their ability to be used as a truncheon). I have an affinity for flashlights made from copper. My regular rotation is https://darksucks.com/collections/foursevens/products/preon-p1?variant=12120336433265 and a Maratac that is not currently available but is very similar to https://drop.com/buy/massdrop-copper-aaa-pocket-flashlight#overview As good as these little lights are, there's basically no reason to ever not have a light handy. And, yes, they are FAR better than the flashlight function on a smartphone.