Logitech G502, along with all its variants, enjoys massive popularity among gamers and is regarded by many as the best gaming mouse out there. With the success that Logitech has had in the gaming mouse category, it is no wonder that users were excited about the newly launched Logitech G502 X Plus. This new version of the G502 makes some tweaks to the design and comes with updated specs that will appeal to serious gamers. But does it take away from the iconic appeal of the G502 series? We used the Logitech G502 X Plus for about a week and may have some answers for you in this review.
Logitech G502 X Plus review: Design
The Logitech G502 X Plus comes in a rectangular box which is quite firm and compact. Inside the box, you’ll find the wireless mouse, a DPI-shift button cover, a USB-C charging cable, a LIGHTSPEED USB-A receiver, a USB extension adapter, some user documentation, and a Logitech sticker.
Pulling the wireless mouse out of the box, we noticed some changes in design right off the bat. The RGB lightstrip runs across the palm rest and divides the mouse into three panels. This lightstrip can be customised using the G Hub app (more on that later) to display different colours along its 8-LED array. If you’re worried about unnecessary battery consumption, the ‘Active play detection’ feature automatically turns off the lights when your hand covers the mouse.
The thumb rest panel retains the rubber texture but now features a simple line design rather than the triangle pattern on its predecessor. The sniper key up front which is also used as a DPI-shifter can be flipped to reduce any accidental clicks. There’s also an additional key provided in the box which mutes the click altogether.
The scroll wheel feels sleeker and contributes to the lighter weight of the G502 X Plus. The gap in front of the scroll wheel has also been filled up. The new low-friction PTFE feet are a welcome addition. The mouse gets a much better glide and works on even more challenging surfaces because of it.
The total weight of the Logitech G502 X Plus is 106 grams. Gaming mice over the years have evolved to become lighter and lighter, and Logitech clearly does not want to be left behind in this aspect. Despite its lighter weight compared to its predecessors, there are a bunch of gaming mice on the market that are lighter than the G502 X Plus.
Other than the changes mentioned above, the Logitech G502 X Plus retains the signature look of the series. There are 13 customisable buttons on this mouse and the overall design is pretty ergonomic and caters to different hand sizes. If you are a fan of what Logitech has produced so far, you definitely won’t be disappointed by the G502 X Plus.
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 are happy to report that the Logitech G502 X Plus keeps up the reputation that comes with its name. We used the mouse extensively over the period of a week of gaming and casual purposes and have nothing but nice things to say.
Firstly, the Logitech G502 X Plus presents no problem connecting to the computer. All you need to do is plug in the USB receiver and flick the power switch at the bottom of the mouse and you’re good to go. There’s no option for Bluetooth connectivity, which means you cannot connect the mouse to more than one device. With its pro-grade connectivity, the G502 X Plus generates a 68% faster response rate compared to its predecessors.
The comparatively lighter design and low-friction PTFE feet came into play while handling the mouse during our gaming sessions. We tried using the G502 X Plus on various surfaces and it was up to the task every time. Logitech has retained the Hero 25K sensor on the G502 X Plus (if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!) and it delivers the superior tracking that we have come to expect from it. The lighter design makes it easier to control during intense gaming sessions and it doesn’t cause much stress if you’ve been using it for hours. We still hope Logitech sheds some more weight from the mouse in its future iterations.
The tactile response we got from the buttons was amazing. The new Lightforce switches produce better speed levels and instantaneous responses while maintaining the crispiness of the feedback that we all love. On top of that, all 13 buttons on this mouse can be customised through the G Hub app. The G7 and G8 keys placed to the left of the left click are tuned to alter the DPI levels by default. This function came in really handy when switching from gaming to regular controls.
While playing FPS games like Counter-Strike, Valorant, and Destiny, the seamless movements and responses we got from the mouse were incredible. The mouse caters well to palm grip and claw grip. However, if you have small hands you may have to reach a bit to access the sniper button. But for average and larger hand sizes, the G502 X Plus works really well.
Logitech has also worked on bumping the battery life on the G502 X Plus. The Lightspeed technology manages to get the most out of the device and utilises the power quite smartly. With the RGB lighting turned off, the G502 X Plus offers up to 130 hours of battery life. If you do not want to compromise on the aesthetics, you can get up to 37 hours of battery life with the RGB lights always turned on. The mouse can also work while being charged, so it won’t be much of an issue.
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After using it for a week, we can safely say that the Logitech G502 X Plus is unmatched in its performance. While the weight could certainly have been lighter, we got used to it pretty quickly and it didn’t take anything away from the performance. However, a price tag of Rs 15,495 means you will have to splurge for this device. Firstly, if you are not going to use it for gaming, you should look into productive 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 out there, the Logitech G502 X Plus should be at the top of your list. If you can compromise on the RGB lighting without losing any of the essential features, the Logitech G502 X Lightspeed is a slightly affordable alternative at Rs 12,995. The G502 lineup also features the Logitech G502 X Wired gaming mouse which costs just Rs 6.650.
Attractive design featuring the RGB lightstrip
PTFE feet reduce the friction between the mouse and the surface
New Lightforce switches offer a great response rate
Slightly on the heavier side