Also a cheap phone, Xiaomi budget phone. The trick is to have alot of luck (I shot several photos there, only a few got good exposed)Deere John what camera did you use to take that last pic with? It seems very good quality, much better than the ones I take with my cheapo smart phone.
Lack off speed, you've come on leaps and bounds because your confidence has grown so speed has too.
The best bit is that you didn't give up.