Is he still the best in the game?
The Logitech G502, along with all its variants, is hugely popular among gamers and is considered by many to be the best gaming mouse on the market. Given the success Logitech has seen in the gaming mouse category, it’s no wonder users were excited about the newly launched mouse Logitech G502 X Plus. This new version of the G502 brings several design improvements and comes with updated specifications to appeal to serious gamers. But does it detract from the iconic appeal of the G502 series? We’ve been using the Logitech G502 X Plus for about a week, and we may have some answers for you in this review.
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Logitech G502 X Plus Review: Design
The Logitech G502 X Plus comes in a rectangular box that is quite sturdy and compact. Inside the box you will find a wireless mouse, DPI shift button cover, USB-C charging cable, LIGHTSPEED USB-A receiver, USB extension adapter, user documentation and a Logitech sticker.
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When we took the wireless mouse out of the box, we immediately noticed some design changes. An RGB light strip runs across the palm rest and divides the mouse into three panels. This light strip can be customized using the G Hub app (more on that later) to display different colors along its 8-LED array. If you’re worried about unnecessary battery consumption, the ‘Active play detection’ function automatically turns off the lights when you cover the mouse.
The thumb rest panel retains the rubber texture, but now features a simple linear design instead of the triangular pattern on its predecessor. The sniper key on the front, which is also used as a DPI-shifter, can be rotated to reduce accidental clicks. There is also another key in the box that mutes the click completely.
The scroll wheel looks more elegant and contributes to the lower weight of the G502 X Plus. The gap in front of the scroll wheel was also filled. The new low-friction PTFE feet are a welcome addition. Thanks to this, the mouse glides much better and works on even more demanding surfaces.
The total weight of the Logitech G502 X Plus is 106 grams. Gaming mice have evolved over the years to become lighter and lighter, and Logitech clearly doesn’t want to be left behind in this regard. Despite the lighter weight compared to its predecessors, there are plenty of gaming mice on the market that are lighter than the G502 X Plus.
Apart from the changes mentioned above, the Logitech G502 X Plus retains the characteristic look of the series. There are 13 customizable buttons on this mouse and the overall design is very ergonomic and suitable for different hand sizes. If you’re a fan of what Logitech has produced so far, the G502 X Plus will definitely not disappoint.
Logitech G502 X Plus: Performance
While the design of the G502 X Plus is certainly impressive, the performance is what has made the G502 series legendary over the years. We’re happy to report that the Logitech G502 X Plus lives up to the reputation that comes with its name. We’ve used the mouse extensively over the course of a week for gaming and casual purposes, and we have nothing but good things to say.
First of all, the Logitech G502 X Plus presents no problem with connecting to a computer. All you have to do is plug in the USB receiver and press the power button on the bottom of the mouse and you’re good to go. There is no Bluetooth connectivity option, meaning the mouse cannot be connected to more than one device. With professional-grade connectivity, the G502 X Plus generates 68% faster response compared to its predecessors.
The relatively lighter design and low-friction PTFE feet showed when handling the mouse during our games. We tried using the G502 X Plus on a variety of surfaces and it worked every time. Logitech kept the Hero 25K sensor in the G502 X Plus (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!) and it delivers the excellent tracking we’ve come to expect from it. The lighter design makes it easier to control during intense games and doesn’t cause much stress if you use it for several hours. We’re still hoping that Logitech drops a bit more from the mouse in its future iterations.
The tactile feedback we got from the buttons was amazing. The new Lightforce switches produce better velocity levels and instant responses while maintaining the crisp feedback we all love. Additionally, all 13 buttons on this mouse can be customized using the G Hub app. The G7 and G8 keys located to the left of left click are tuned to change DPI levels by default. This feature came in really handy when transitioning from gaming to regular controls.
When playing FPS games like Counter-Strike, Valorant, and Destiny, the smooth movements and responses we got from the mouse were incredible. The mouse takes good care of the grip with the palms and claws. However, if you have small hands, you may have to reach a bit to reach the sniper button. But for average and larger hand sizes, the G502 X Plus works really well.
Logitech has also worked to increase the battery life of the G502 X Plus. Lightspeed technology can get the most out of the device and uses the power quite smartly. With the RGB lighting turned off, the G502 X Plus offers up to 130 hours of battery life. If you don’t want to compromise on aesthetics, you can get up to 37 hours of battery life with RGB lights always on. The mouse can work even while charging so it won’t be a big problem.
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After a week of use, we can confidently say that Logitech G502 X Plus its performance is unmatched. Although the weight could definitely be lighter, we got used to it pretty quickly and it didn’t affect the performance. However, the price tag of Rs 15,495 means you will have to splurge for this device. First, if you’re not going to use it for gaming, you should look at productivity mice like the Logitech MX Master 3S (our review here). However, if you’re looking to add to your gaming rig and want the best mouse, the Logitech G502 X Plus should be at the top of your list. If you can compromise on RGB lighting without losing any of the core features, the Logitech G502 X Lightspeed is a moderately affordable alternative at Rs 12,995. The G502 series also includes the Logitech G502 X Wired Gaming Mouse which is priced at just Rs 6,650.
Attractive design with RGB light strip
PTFE feet reduce friction between the mouse and the surface
The new Lightforce switches offer great response
A little on the heavier side
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