For work I am getting a new smartphone, but they're taking away my iPhone and giving me a bunch of other options instead. Help! There are a bunch, including HTC, motorola, LG, Nokia, Sony and Samsung (not the Galaxy x4 -- Galaxy Advanced or Galaxy Mini 2, or S III mini).

Do you have experience with any of these brands/phones?

I am overwhelmed and I don't even know how non-iPhone, non-Blackberries work. Will I be able to have apps, even?

(I know @rainbow sprinkles posted something like this awhile back, but it was like 7 months ago and who knows what has changed since then?)