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.
Articles
Home Theater

JBL’s Link Bar lets Google Assistant find and play whatever you want to watch

The JBL Link Bar is a soundbar that features built-in Google Assistant support as well as Android TV functionality, meaning it might be the only thing you need to plug into your TV.
Product Review

From its stunning screen to its slick S-Pen, Samsung's Note 9 is a masterpiece

It’s jaw-dropping how much tech Samsung has fit inside the Galaxy Note 9. It’s one of Samsung’s largest phones ever thanks to its 6.4-inch screen, and the S Pen is better than ever.
Product Review

Sony's underwhelming XZ2 Premium makes a better camera than a phone

Sony’s third flagship phone of 2018 is its first to ever feature a dual-camera lens. The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium can capture ultra-low-light video far better than the iPhone X or Galaxy Note 9, but is it worth the high cost?
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.
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.