Logitech G203 Mouse Review

Reviewed Dec 11, 2019 at 08:55 am
Logitech G203 Picture
Usage Ratings - Version 0.8.1
7.2
Mixed Usage
7.0
Office/Multimedia
5.3
Travel
8.2
Video Games (FPS)
7.8
Video Games (MMO)
8.2
Ultra-Light Gaming
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Logitech G203 Prodigy is a great gaming mouse that has excellent performance thanks to its very low click latency and wide CPI range. It's also compatible with the G Hub software, which offers a good amount of customization over the mouse. It's a very a well-built mouse, especially for its low price point. However, its design is better suited for fingertip grip, as every hand size should be comfortable gripping it. On the other hand, its small size isn't very well-suited for people with larger hands with a palm or claw grip.

Our Verdict

7.2 Mixed Usage

Decent for mixed usage. While it's designed to be a gaming mouse, it can be a decent option at the office as well. However, due to its smaller size, people with larger hands might have an issue with a palm or claw grip. On the upside, its design is pretty much universal for fingertip grip and everyone should have nice control over the mouse. Due to its wired design, the latency is very low and the mouse feels responsive, but the cable might be an issue for people looking for a travel mouse.

See our Mixed Usage recommendations
7.0 Office/Multimedia

Decent for the office. This mouse is on the small side and its ambidextrous design doesn't offer the best ergonomics. It's well-suited for people who use a fingertip grip, but larger hands might have issues with the palm or claw grips. On the upside, it's a very well-built mouse and it offers a few programmable buttons to make browser surfing easier.

5.3 Travel

Not recommended for traveling. Due to its wired-only design, having a cable isn't ideal when working in tight spaces like on a plane. There are also smaller mice on the market that should be easier to toss in a laptop bag.

8.2 Video Games (FPS)

Very good for video games like FPS. The click latency is very low and the overall performance is excellent. The mouse is very responsive, but its shape and size aren't the most ergonomic. It's pretty universal if you use a fingertip grip, but people with very large hands might not like gripping it with a palm or claw grip.

See our Video Games (FPS) recommendations
7.8 Video Games (MMO)

Good for MMO games. It's a well-built mouse, but it offers fewer programmable buttons than dedicated MMO mice. On the upside, you can also set a G-Shift button to enable a new set of keybindings. However, due to its smaller size, it's better for a fingertip grip and people with very large hands might not feel comfortable gripping it with a palm or claw grip.

8.2 Ultra-Light Gaming

Very good for ultra-light gaming. This mouse is pretty light compared to other non-ultra-light designed mice. Its performance is amazing and it has very low latency. It doesn't have a honeycomb pattern design to make it the lightest possible, but if you're just looking for a typical mouse that isn't too heavy, this is a good option.

  • 7.2 Mixed Usage
  • 7.0 Office/Multimedia
  • 5.3 Travel
  • 8.2 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.8 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.2 Ultra-Light Gaming
Pros
  • Very well-built design, especially for the price.
  • Excellent performance; customizable.
  • Amazingly low wired latency.
Cons
  • Not the most ergonomic design.
  • Smaller size only suitable for small and medium hands, or for fingertip grip.
  1. Update 12/20/2019: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The Logitech G203 is a fairly low-profile gaming mouse. It could pass for a traditional office mouse if it wasn't for the RGB-lit Logitech G logo and trim around the back of the mouse. It mimics the ambidextrous design of the older but renowned Logitech G100S, which we haven't tested. It comes in an all-black or all-white matte finish.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
112 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
85 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
85 g

There aren't any weight optimization options for the Logitech G203, but it isn't too heavy, especially if you use a bungee to get rid of the cable weight.

5.8
Design
Portability
Length 4.6" (11.6 cm)
Height 1.5" (3.8 cm)
Width 2.5" (6.4 cm)
Volume
17.21 Cu. Inch (282 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

The Logitech G203 isn't the biggest mouse, but it still isn't travel-friendly. It might not easily fit in a laptop bag, and having a wire dangling around isn't very portable when working in tight spaces.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The build quality of the Logitech G203 is great. The mouse is made out of hard plastic and feels durable enough for daily use. There's a very slight rattle when you shake the mouse, but nothing to worry about. The buttons are clicky and feel solid while the scroll wheel offers good feedback. Its build quality is quite impressive for its low price point.

7.0
Design
Ergonomics
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Grip Width
60 mm

This ambidextrous mouse is rather small, making it fairly ergonomic, but won't be ideal for larger hands with a claw or palm grip. The symmetrical design makes it versatile, but the side buttons are on the left, and there's no left-handed version of the mouse. If you want a mouse with side buttons on both the left and right side, check out the Corsair M55 RGB Pro.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Palm Grip: Small Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: Large Hand
No
Palm Grip: X.Large Hand
No

Due to its small body, the Logitech G203 is better suited for small and medium-sized hands with a palm grip. People with larger hands should find better options for their needs.

Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Claw Grip: Small Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: Large Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: X.Large Hand
No

With a claw grip with two fingers curled up, even larger hands can have a good control over the mouse, which isn't recommended with a palm grip. Extra-large hands might feel like the mouse is too small and short for this grip.

Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Fingertip Grip: Small Hand
Yes
Fingertip Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Fingertip Grip: Large Hand
Yes
Fingertip Grip: X.Large Hand
Yes

Very well-rounded design for the fingertip grip. Everyone should find it easy to reach all buttons and have nice control over the Logitech G203 Prodigy.

0
Design
Wireless
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None

This mouse is wired-only and can't be used wirelessly.

7.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.8 ft (2.1 m)
Braided
No
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB

The cable of the Logitech G203 is light and fairly flexible, unlike the braided cables from Razer products like the Razer DeathAdder Elite. The rubber coating does create some drag and catches on desk supplies, but this issue is fairly minor.

Design
In The Box

  • Logitech G203 mouse
  • Logitech G sticker
  • Manuals

Control
Control
Sensor
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Works On Glass
No
8.4
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
11 ms

The wired latency of the Logitech G203 is great. Even most competitive gamers won't notice any delay when using this mouse.

9.5
Control
Performance
Minimum CPI (DPI)
200 CPI (DPI)
Maximum CPI (DPI)
8000 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Error
1.9 %
Mouse Acceleration
No
Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The performance of the Logitech G203 Prodigy is excellent. It has a wide CPI range, which is fairly customizable for you to find the perfect settings for your games. The high polling rate ensures a responsive and smooth cursor movement, and it can easily be adjusted inside the software.

7.6
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes

All six buttons available on the Logitech G203 are customizable, which is great. You can also create different profiles inside the software, but the onboard memory of this mouse can only hold a single profile. The CPI switch button also only switches between two set CPI sensitivities, which is fewer than most gaming mice that usually let you cycle between a few more settings. You can also set a G-Shift button, which switches the control settings to a different set for as long as this button is held, increasing the number of different commands you can do.

6.0
Control
Mouse Wheel
Vertical Wheel
Physical
Vertical Wheel Incremented
Yes
Vertical Wheel Unlock Button
No
Vertical Wheel Tilt
No
Horizontal Wheel
None
Horizontal Wheel Incremented
No horizontal Wheel

The scroll wheel of the Logitech G203 is pretty standard. Its incremented design offers good feedback for precise scrolling, but won't be ideal for fast scrolling through long documents.

Operating System And Software
10
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Logitech G Hub
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
Yes
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
Yes

Logitech's G Hub is a superb piece of software. It's easy to navigate and offers plenty of customization options for the Logitech G203. While you can't switch profiles directly on the mouse, you can have as many as you want on the software. You can also set a G-Shift button, which triggers a new set of keybindings for as long as that specific button is held. It also has onboard memory, meaning you won't have to re-download G Hub or reconfigure the mouse when using it on a different computer.

10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

Excellent compatibility for the Logitech G203 as it works fully on both Windows and macOS. G Hub is also one of the only gaming software that's available on both platforms, meaning you can easily customize your mouse on PCs and Macs.

Compared to other mice

The Logitech G203 is a good and affordable gaming mouse that is very well-built for its price point. Its wired latency is very low and it feels responsive. However, it doesn't have the most ergonomic design and people with larger hands might think the mouse is too small for them. See our recommendations for the best wired mouse, the best gaming mouse, and the best mouse.

Razer DeathAdder Elite
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Logitech G203 and the Razer DeathAdder Elite are both great wired gaming mice. While the Logitech is ambidextrous, the Razer is designed for right-handed use. The Logitech is also better for smaller hands for all grip types, though larger hands will be able to get a more comfortable grip with the Razer. They both have low latency, and a wide range of customizable CPIs, but the Razer has more programmable buttons.

Logitech G300s
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Logitech G203 is a better mouse than the Logitech G300s; it's better-built and has noticeably lower latency than the G300s. Its CPI range is also wider, which allows for more customization to your preference. The two mice have different shapes; the G203 is better suited for smaller hands while the G300s is better for larger hands.

Logitech G305
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Logitech G203 and the Logitech G305 are practically the same mouse, but the G203 is wired-only while the G305 is wireless-only. You can have set a higher CPI setting on the G305, but performance-wise, there isn't much difference between these two mice. The G203 has an RGB lighting strip.

Corsair M55 RGB Pro
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Logitech G203 is better than the Corsair M55 RGB Pro. Its sensor is more accurate and consistent and it feels slightly more durable. However, the G203's low-profile might not be ideal for everyone and will be better suited for smaller hands than the Corsair. The Logitech's cable is also better and doesn't feel as stiff, but the M55 has two sets of two side buttons, while the G203 only has one of its left side.

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