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Logitech G502 X Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.3
Reviewed Oct 24, 2022 at 11:03 am
Logitech G502 X Picture
7.0
Office/Multimedia
8.7
Video Games (FPS)
8.8
Video Games (MMO)
5.5
Travel
Type
Standard
Connectivity Wired

The Logitech G502 X continues the G502 lineup of multi-genre gaming mice. The G502 X is a wired-only model that features a few visual changes and performance upgrades from the previous version. Notably, its aesthetic is much softer and rounded, and the buttons have been placed in more accessible locations. It features new optical-mechanical switches, instead of the mechanical switches on previous versions, which keep the tactile feeling of a mechanical switch but use optical actuation. Additionally, it's significantly lighter than the previous versions due to a thinner chassis and a lighter scroll wheel and has improved feet for a better gliding experience.

Our Verdict

7.0 Office/Multimedia

The Logitech G502 X is a decent office mouse. It feels well-built and comfortable to use. The scroll wheel unlocks for a free scrolling mode, and it also has L/R tilt inputs that are programmable. You can reprogram all of its buttons using the companion software to best suit your workflow. Unfortunately, it lacks wireless connection options, as it's a wired-only mouse.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Comfortable design.
Cons
  • Wired-only connection.
  • Too large for small hands to use comfortably.
8.7 Video Games (FPS)

The Logitech G502 X is an excellent FPS mouse. It features a solid build quality and feels comfortable in hand. It's also decently lightweight and has excellent feet that provide a very smooth gliding experience on mousepads and desks. Performance-wise, its click latency is remarkably low, offering you a responsive-feeling in-game experience. Unfortunately, the mouse is too bulky for small hands to use comfortably.

Pros
  • Excellent click latency.
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Comfortable design.
Cons
  • Too large for small hands to use comfortably.
8.8 Video Games (MMO)

The Logitech G502 X is an excellent MMO mouse, though it doesn't have as many inputs as dedicated MMO mice. You can program what inputs it does have using the companion software. Overall, it's a well-built mouse with a comfortable, ergonomic design. Performance-wise, its click latency is remarkably low, so you'll have a responsive in-game experience. Unfortunately, it's a bit too large for smaller hands to use comfortably.

Pros
  • Excellent click latency.
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Comfortable design.
Cons
  • Too large for small hands to use comfortably.
5.5 Travel

The Logitech G502 X is a poor mouse for travel use. As it's a bulky mouse with a wire, it isn't very portable. That said, it's a well-built unit that's comfortable to use and has onboard memory, meaning you can save any customized settings to the mouse itself.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Comfortable design.
Cons
  • Wired-only connection.
  • Bulky; doesn't easily fit in backpacks or laptop bags.
  • Too large for small hands to use comfortably.
  • 7.0 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.7 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.8 Video Games (MMO)
  • 5.5 Travel
  1. Updated Oct 24, 2022: Review published.
  2. Updated Oct 18, 2022: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Logitech G502 X comes in two colorways: black and white. We bought and tested the black colorway, and you can see the label of our unit here. It's also worth noting that this version of the mouse was released at the same time as two wireless versions: the Logitech G502 X LIGHTSPEED, which is a wireless version of the G502 X, and the Logitech G502 X Plus, which is wireless and has RGB lighting.

Compared To Other Mice

The Logitech G502 X is a continuation of Logitech's popular G502 series. This wired-only model features a few upgrades from previous models, including new optical-mechanical switches, a significantly reduced weight, and improved button placements for better comfort. This mouse comes out at the same time as two other wireless versions, the Logitech G502 X LIGHTSPEED and the Logitech G502 X PLUS. All three of these new releases have a more rounded aesthetic that's notably less aggressive-looking. Despite the style changes, it's still an incredibly high-performing multi-genre gaming mouse with a top-of-the-line sensor to provide a very responsive and fluid gaming experience.

If you're interested in other options, check out the picks for the best gaming mouse, the best wired mouse, and the best FPS mouse.

Logitech G502 X PLUS

The Logitech G502 X PLUS is the wireless version of the Logitech G502 X. The X PLUS connects wirelessly using a USB receiver and has RGB lighting. The wired-only G502 X is significantly lighter than the X PLUS; otherwise, the two mice perform similarly well.

Logitech G502 HERO

The Logitech G502 X is the updated version of the Logitech G502 HERO. The G502 X features upgraded switches in the L/R buttons, a significant weight reduction, and better feet. While the overall shape of both mice is very similar, the G502 X has a less aggressive gamer aesthetic, and the side button cluster has been moved to be easier to reach. On the other hand, the G502 HERO has RGB lighting.

Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G502 X and the Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED are similar mice in the same lineup. The Logitech G502X is a newer, wired-only version, while the G502 LIGHTSPEED is an older wireless model. Additionally, the G502 X has better overall sensor performance and lower click latency and is significantly lighter. On the other hand, the G502 LIGHTSPEED connects wirelessly using a USB receiver and has RGB lighting.

Razer Basilisk V3

The Razer Basilisk V3 and the Logitech G502 X are wired multi-genre gaming mice that perform similarly well. They do have a few differences. Notably, the Razer has a higher-quality cable, and its feet offer a slightly better gliding experience. The Razer also has RGB lighting. On the other hand, the Logitech is significantly lighter.

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro and the Logitech G502 X are multi-genre gaming mice that perform similarly well. There are a few notable differences since the Razer is a wireless model that connects with either Bluetooth or a USB receiver, while the Logitech is a wired-only model. The Razer also has RGB lighting, which the Logitech lacks.

Razer Basilisk Ultimate

The Razer Basilisk Ultimate and the Logitech G502 X are multi-genre gaming mice that perform similarly well. The Razer is a wireless model that connects using its USB receiver, while the Logitech is wired only. Also, the Razer has RGB backlighting, which the Logitech lacks, but the Logitech is much lighter.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type
Standard
Lighting Color No Lighting

The Logitech G502 X features a few stylistic differences from previous versions of the G502, like a softer and more rounded aesthetic rather than more angled and aggressive lines. Otherwise, the mouse features the same matte black color scheme with glossy black accents and textured side grips and scroll wheel. There's also a silver Logitech logo on the palm rest.

Design
Shape
Length 5.1" (130 mm)
Height 1.6" (41 mm)
Width 3.1" (78 mm)
Grip Width
62 mm
5.4
Design
Portability
Volume
25.45 inยณ (417 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
8.5
Design
Build Quality

The Logitech G502 X has excellent build quality. One of the major changes to make this version more lightweight than previous versions was to thin out the plastic body. Due to this change, there is slightly more flex to the build than in previous versions, but its build quality still feels on par with the older models, and it's very solid in hand.

7.2
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
83.6 g
Default Weight
83.7 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

The Logitech G502 X is a fairly lightweight multi-genre mouse. It is significantly lighter than previous G502 entries, like the Logitech G502 HERO. This newer iteration reduces the weight by lightening the scroll wheel and thinning out the plastic in the chassis.

8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Left-Handed Friendly
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
Thumb

The Logitech G502 X has a comfortable ergonomic shape with a thumb rest. The button in the thumb rest has been redesigned on this version, so it's easier to reach. Plus, this button is modular, so you can change the orientation to make it more comfortable to press, or you can swap the button out with a plastic cover that disables the button. However, it's worth noting that this mouse is bulky, and people with smaller hands might have trouble using it comfortably.

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

Small hands will have a hard time comfortably reaching the sniper button on the thumb rest.

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

Small hands will have a hard time comfortably reaching the sniper button on the thumb rest.

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

Although this mouse isn't designed for fingertip grip, larger hands can still use the mouse with this grip. However, the sniper button is too far away to reach for small and medium-sized hands.

0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Maximum Of Paired Devices
Wired
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No
7.5
Design
Cable
Connectivity Wired
Cable Length
5.8 ft (1.8 m)
Cable Type
Rubber
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB

This mouse has a good rubber cable. It's pretty thin and retains kinks from the packaging, but it's decently flexible and lightweight.

8.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
No

The mouse feet are excellent and significantly improved over the feet found on previous models. They offer a good gliding experience on both desks and mousepads.

Design
In The Box

  • Logitech G502 X
  • Sniper button cover plate
  • Sticker
  • User documentation

Control
8.1
Control
Additional Buttons
Total Number Of Buttons
12
Number Of Side Buttons
3
Number Of Programmable Inputs
25
Profile Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can re-program all buttons except the button directly behind the scroll wheel, as this button unlocks the scroll wheel for free scrolling. Also, you can now program the up/down scroll functions on this mouse, a feature lacking in previous versions. You can use the companion software to assign a "G-Shift button that enables a second layer of commands when pressed. The sniper button in the thumb rest is modular, meaning you can take it out and swap its orientation, or swap it for an alternative flat panel that disables the button.

9.6
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
2.1 ms
Wired
2.1 ms
Receiver
N/A
Bluetooth
N/A

The Logitech G502 X has remarkable click latency that provides a responsive in-game experience.

9.0
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
-0.17%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
0.83%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
-0.17%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
0.49%
Precision Error Between CPI
0.49%
Worst Tracking Error
-10.50%
Minimum CPI
100 CPI
Maximum CPI
25,600 CPI
CPI Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
8.8
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
15.3 ms
Delay At Half Movement
3.6 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
4.7 ms
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
HERO 25K
Works On Glass
No
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

There are four polling rate options: 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel + Free Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
Yes
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel

The scroll wheel offers a nice and precise scrolling experience. The wheel has good tactile feedback, and the L/R tilts and scroll click feel good to control. Using a button behind the scroll wheel, you can unlock a free scroll mode that's smooth and precise. The step definition also feels much smoother than the previous G502, where scrolling feels pretty clunky.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud
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
No RGB

This mouse uses Logitech G HUB software for customization. This software allows you to make quite a few adjustments, including button re-assignments, profile creation, and saving these custom settings to the onboard memory.

Note:The score of this test is based on the companion software's features and not its overall performance. We didn't experience any issues during testing. However, as with software options from other major manufacturers, community members have identified a range of possible issues with this software.

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

All default button assignments work as intended on both Windows and macOS operating systems.

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