Logitech G502 X Plus Review
Logitech has long been a cornerstone in the PC accessories industry, and their products, such as the G502 mouse, have become icons in their own right. There was already a Lightspeed edition of the G502 on the market, with its own fan base among gamers. So, when the firm announced the G502 X Plus, we were really excited to see where the brand was going with this product, and when it arrived at the Digit Test Centre, we put it through our rigorous testing process, and here’s what we discovered.
Logitech G502 X Plus - Specifications
Low-friction PTFE feet
Weight: 106 g
Height: 131.4 mm
Width: 41.1 mm
Depth: 79.2 mm
Sensor: HERO 25K
Resolution: 100 – 25,600 dpi
Max. acceleration: >40G2
Max. speed: >400 IPS 3 [Tested by the brand on Logitech G240 Gaming Mouse Pad]
Battery life – Constant motion 130 hrs (37 hrs RGB on)
Colours Available: Black and White
Build And Design
When reading the name of this mouse, the G502 prefix immediately indicates that it will feature a design influenced by the dependable G502. However, because this mouse is an improvement over the previous iteration in the series, there are some apparent differences in the design of the mouse.
While the button combinations remain unchanged and the Hyperfast scroll wheel remains, the RGB lighting on the mouse has undergone significant changes. The G502 X is available in two wireless variants: the G502 X Lightspeed and the G502 X Plus. What is the distinction? The latter, however, contains LED lighting, whilst the former does not. And, as you can see in the photographs below, the biggest difference in LEDs is in the lighting patterns.
When it comes to the overall shape and feel of the mouse, it is practically the same as the original G502. If you’ve used the previous version of the mouse for a long time, you’ll feel right at home. The buttons have a very familiar clicky feel to them, and the feedback is something worthy of a book. The sniper button on the side, just above the thumb rest, is modular, which means it may be removed and added to the mouse as needed.
The body is built of Logitech’s customary strong and lightweight plastic, with a combination of matte and gloss finishes accenting the mouse. According to Logitech’s claims, which we also validated, the mouse weighs 102 grammes, which is meant to be lighter than before. A little circular plate at the bottom of the mouse covers the mouse’s dongle storage cavity and is held in place by fairly powerful magnets.
The mouse’s thumb rest has a rubberized texture that feels excellent when operating the mouse. It adds extra grip to the mouse, keeping it from flying away from your hand when you press those ridiculous flicks in games. The PTFE Feet are identical to those used in other high-end Logitech mouse, such as the Logitech GPro X Superlight.
There’s a lot to discuss when it comes to the Logitech G502 X Plus’s features. So, let’s begin with the switches on this mouse.
One of the most appealing features of this mouse, which distinguishes it from the earlier G502, is the new hybrid optical-mechanical switches that have been added to it. These new switches, according to the company, “deliver better levels of speed and dependability while retaining the crisp actuation of mechanical switches.” We noticed a difference when using the mouse in a range of game genres. One that improved our mouse-using experience.
Then there’s the Logitech GHub, which is the software that allows you to control and customise the mouse’s many features and illumination modes. It is still one of our all-time favourites and works flawlessly with the G502 X Plus. The DPI shift button enables for on-the-fly DPI changes, and Powerplay integration means you can use the mouse indefinitely without needing to charge it.
The Hyperfast scroll wheel, which can be toggled between ratcheted and free-flowing states with the push of a button, ensures that you don’t have to overwork your index finger whether scrolling through long Reddit threads or performing ridiculous bunny hops. Furthermore, if you have a plethora of Logitech accessories that are Lightsync RGB compatible, you are in luck. This mouse also supports Lightsync RGB, which means you can color-match the LEDs on your peripherals.
When determining how the mouse operates, one of the first things we look at is the sensor that the mouse is equipped with. So our expectations were high when we spotted the Hero 25K sensor, which was featured in our Digit Zero1 Awards 2022 winning mouse. However, the mouse was unable to match the performance of its cousin.
In our tests, the G502 X Plus’s response time was slower than that of the GPro X Superlight. It was off by 9 points, which may not affect most users’ day-to-day gaming activities, but if you are someone who pushes their peripherals to their limits when gaming, you will surely notice the difference in performance between the GPro X Super light and this mouse.
There was a very tiny difference between the two mice when we loaded our scoring sheets to determine the overall performance score of the mouse, accounting for DPI difference, response time, Enotus Mouse Test, and other miscellaneous tests and metrics. This demonstrates that Logitech has placed love and care into their products. However, whatever difference there was, even if most of you wouldn’t detect it, should not have been there.
We recommend the Logitech G502 X Plus mouse to any gamer wishing to update their MOBA or MMORPG gaming setup. This is due to the mouse’s comprehensive and great feature set, a good selection of buttons, excellent build quality, and a sensor that most others would envy. Furthermore, at 14,995, it represents excellent value for money and was named the winner of the Digit Best Buy Award 2022.
However, if you enjoy playing FPS games, we recommend the Logitech GPro X Superlight, which is less expensive and is a no-nonsense mouse for those who enjoy clicking digital heads!