that is not a true competitor its a totally different market as well as being easily twice as thick
every bloody time you get people making stupid comments about these cameras if you want a camera that takes pictures of the same field of view as a phone and you buy one thats main feature is 30x zoom then you have a problem its about the correct tool for the job and knowing about any advantages/disadvantages heres a tiny comparison of some different small cameras - not same price etc but go do your own comparisons
I said decent sensor. :) There are competitors with better features and IQ, the Sony A5100 is a good one to start with if you don't mind Sony horrible aftersales support.
Hmm yes but this isn't a beefy camera, it's a smallish point and shoot at a low price point. I'm not so sure this take better photos then modern phones looking online to be honest, I won't be buying.
Which is a good idea if you intend to carry a dedicated camera around all the time. However most people use their phone more than any other thing these days, so it's not unreasonable to spend money on the thing you always carry around in my opinion.