Huawei has been pretty aggressive with the Honor branding and has released some great phones in this sub-brand. The Honor 7i is the latest device which was announced back in August. Honor 7i which features a 5.2 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080p) display and is powered by an Octa-core Snapdragon 616 processor and is also a 64 bit processor
The unique or stand out feature of the phone is the flip camera, this means the camera can be rotated 180 degrees to make it a selfie camera. So the rear camera can be used as the front facing camera. We had a chance to test out the device and here are our impressions.
Here is a quick hands on video of the device.
The rear panel has 13MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash and it has a rotating mechanism. You can rotate the rear camera to the top and make it the front facing camera as well. The rotating mechanism is pretty smooth and easy to use.
The build quality and finishing looks good. The display is a 1080p 5.2 inch panel and the brightness levels weren’t impressive. While using the device under bright sunlight, hardly anything was visible. The brightness levels should have been better.
The phone runs on Android 5.1.1 with EMUI 3.1 and it is upgradable to Android 6.0 with EMUI 4.0. The phone runs on Snapdragon 616 Octa-core chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM and the performance in the initial usage was very good.
The phone has 3100mAh battery and has 4G LTE and dual-SIM cards. The phone comes in white and gold colors. There is no mention on release dates in India as of now.
This guide will you take you each step of the way through setting up a VPN on your Mac. The steps and screenshots used in this tutorial are from OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) but are nearly identical to previous versions of OS X, so you should have no trouble following along, even if you’re not using Yosemite.
If you don’t have a VPN service yet, I strongly recommend and endorse the VPN service provided by Private Internet Access, which works perfectly with OS X on any Mac.
- Let’s get started. Click the Apple Button from the Menu Bar, and select System Preferences….
- Locate the Network button, and give it a click.
- From the menu on the left side of the Network window, there’s a list of all your current connections (whether they’re in use or not). To add a VPN connection, click the “plus sign” ( + ) at the bottom of your Network connections list (see screenshot below).
- Click the “up and down arrow” icon at the end of the Interface: drop down menu.
- Select VPN from that list.
- For the sake of this tutorial we’re going to create an L2TP over IPSec VPN connection. Without having to install any additional software, OS X supports the VPN protocols L2TP (over IPSec), PPTP and Cisco IPSec. If you’re using PPTP or Cisco IPSec you should still be able to follow along without any problems, the steps are quite similar.
- Give your Service Name:, a name. The name itself doesn’t matter, but something descriptive is always best. That way you’ll always know which VPN you’re connecting to, especially if you set up multiple VPNs. Click the Create button when you’re done.
- Back in the main section of the Network window is where you’ll configure the first part of your VPN connection. Leave the Configuration: set to Default. Enter your VPN service providers server in the Server Address: field, and your VPN user name in the Account Name: section. Now click on the Authentication Settings… button.
- You can enter your password in the Password: field if you’d like, or you can leave it blank and have your Mac ask for your VPN password each time you connect to it (which is more secure). If your VPN provider uses a Secret key, enter it in the Shared Secret: field. When you’re done, click OK
- Now click the Advanced button.
- Place a check in the box labelled Send all traffic over VPN connection and then click OK.
- Finally, make sure there’s a check in the box labelled Show VPN in the menu bar, and click Apply.
- Now locate that VPN icon in your Menu Bar (see screenshot below) and click it. Select your newly created VPN to connect to it.
- If you opted to have your Mac save your VPN connection, you should connect right away. Otherwise you’ll be prompted for your password, and then connect. Either way, you’re done! If you click the VPN icon again, it will show you how long you’ve been connected.