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Julian Chokkattu

Reviews Editor

Julian Chokkattu is the reviews editor at WIRED, covering personal technology and reviewing consumer products. Previously he was the mobile and wearables editor at Digital Trends, steering coverage and reviews of smartphones and smartwatches, and an intern at TechCrunch. He graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor's degree in English and journalism. He lives in New York City.

The Best Cheap Phones for Almost Every Budget

There’s little reason to pay top dollar for a smartphone. These Android devices and iPhones—ranging from $150 to $500—stood up to WIRED’s testing.

This $250 Samsung Phone Is Surprisingly Great

The Galaxy A13 5G delivers excellent performance, more than a day of battery life, and class-leading software support. 

How to Pick the Right MacBook for You

Apple’s laptops are expensive, and you’ll have to make some hard choices to pick the right one. Let us help.

The Top New Features in Apple’s iOS and iPadOS 16

The lock screen gets an all-new look in the iPhone's upcoming update. 

Apple’s New MacBook Air Brings Back MagSafe for All

The new lightweight laptop arrives in July and adds a 1080p webcam and the new M2 chip. 

Motorola’s New 5G Phones Are Unambitious and Boringly Functional

The Moto G Stylus 5G and Moto G 5G are adequate, but their screens, cameras, and software support are lackluster compared to their peers.

Which Google Pixel Phone (and Gear) Should You Buy?

Here’s a guide to all the models—plus case recommendations and hidden software tricks to try.

All the Hardware Google Announced at I/O 2022

We've got a first look at the Pixel Watch, details on the Pixel 6A and Pixel Buds Pro, a peek at the Pixel 7 series, and even an Android-powered Pixel Tablet.

Google Finally Gets Serious About Android Tablets

More than 20 Google apps will be updated with tablet optimizations in the coming weeks.

Bluetran’s Lightning Escooter Is Too Much, and It’s Great

This heavyweight escooter packs on the power and the pounds.  

Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Phones Are the Cheapest We’ve Seen Them

They're still expensive, but if you've been eyeing the S22 Ultra and its 10x optical zoom camera, it's a good time to buy.