Julian Chokkattu

Julian Chokkattu

Julian is the mobile editor at Digital Trends, covering smartphones and wearables. He began his career in journalism as the news editor of his college newspaper, and then worked at TechCrunch writing about startups. He's an avid photographer, and loves tinkering with new phones.
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Product Review

Someday it will do 5G, but the Moto Z3 is already a great phone

Motorola’s flagship smartphone of 2018 looks exactly like its mid-range smartphone of 2018, but powered by a processor from 2017. It’s still a great-performing phone for $480, and it will be the first upgradable 5G smartphone next year.
Product Review

Samsung's Galaxy Watch could fool you into thinking it's analog

Samsung’s new smartwatch -- the Galaxy Watch -- is a successor to the Gear S3 and Gear Sport. The key new feature? The processor has been optimized to deliver up to four to six days of battery life.
Product Review

From water cooling to a supercapacitor, the Galaxy Note 9 overflows with tech

The Galaxy Note 9 is here, and it’s jaw-dropping how much tech Samsung has outfitted inside this phone -- granted, it’s one of Samsung’s largest phones ever thanks to its 6.4-inch screen. Here’s our Note 9 hands-on impressions.
Mobile

Nokia's throwback 8110 4G smartphone is a design classic for under $100

HMD Global has launched the Nokia 8110 4G smartphone, a revival of a design classic with some modern tech inside. No, it won't replace your iPhone X, but it may complement it perfectly.
Product Review

With the Galaxy Tab S4, Samsung just upped its Android tablet game

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 has a beautiful screen, decent speakers, and a desktop interface for when you want a computing-like experience. Is it a worthwhile laptop replacement? Here’s our review.
Mobile

Here’s how Google’s Digital Wellbeing feature looks and works in Android 9.0 Pie

Digital Wellbeing is Google's initiative to help people manage the time spent on smartphones. It's a part of Android 9,0 Pie, but it's currently in beta for Pixel devices after you sign up to try it. Here's what it's like.