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Logitech G502 X PLUS Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.3
Reviewed Oct 25, 2022 at 11:56 am
Logitech G502 X PLUS Picture
8.1
Office/Multimedia
8.5
Video Games (FPS)
8.8
Video Games (MMO)
7.9
Travel
Type
Standard
Connectivity Wireless

The Logitech G502 X PLUS is a wireless multi-genre gaming mouse and a continuation of Logitech's G502 lineup. Compared to the previous generation Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED, this model is lighter and features some minor visual changes and performance upgrades, including a greatly extended advertised battery life while RGB lighting effects are off. The overall look is softer and less angular. The feet are much higher quality, and some button locations have been adjusted to be easier to reach. Also, rather than the mechanical switches used for the left- and right-click buttons on older versions, this mouse features new hybrid optical-mechanical switches. Logitech indicates these switches are more reliable while still retaining the tactile feel of a mechanical switch.

Our Verdict

8.1 Office/Multimedia

The Logitech G502 X PLUS is a very good mouse for office and multimedia use. It has a comfortable right-handed shape suitable for most hand sizes and feels very well-built. You can reprogram all buttons using the companion software, and the scroll wheel has both left- and right-tilt inputs as well as a free-scrolling mode. Unfortunately, it lacks Bluetooth support.

Pros
  • Very well-built.
  • Ergonomic right-handed shape.
  • Scroll wheel has L/R tilt inputs and a free-scrolling mode.
Cons
  • Too large for smaller hands to use comfortably.
8.5 Video Games (FPS)

The Logitech G502 X PLUS is an excellent mouse for FPS gaming. It feels very well built and has an ergonomic right-handed shape suitable for most hand sizes. Its feet glide smoothly on mousepads and desks, and it has remarkable click latency and overall sensor performance, delivering a snappy, responsive-feeling gaming experience. Its major weakness is its weight, as it's significantly heavier than most dedicated FPS models, which means it's more challenging to make quick movements.

Pros
  • Very well-built.
  • Remarkably low click latency.
  • Ergonomic right-handed shape.
Cons
  • Too large for smaller hands to use comfortably.
8.8 Video Games (MMO)

The Logitech G502 X PLUS is an excellent mouse for MMO gaming. It doesn't have as many inputs as a dedicated MMO model, but you can program all of the buttons it does have using the customization software. It feels very sturdy and has an ergonomic right-handed shape well-suited for most hand sizes, and it feels comfortable even for longer play sessions. It also has outstanding sensor performance and click latency, delivering a very responsive in-game experience.

Pros
  • Very well-built.
  • Remarkably low click latency.
  • Ergonomic right-handed shape.
Cons
  • Not quite as many programmable inputs as a dedicated MMO mouse.
  • Too large for smaller hands to use comfortably.
7.9 Travel

The Logitech G502 X PLUS is good for travel use, though it's bulkier than mice designed for this use. Otherwise, it feels very well-built and comfortable for most hand sizes and has a storage compartment for its USB receiver. It also has onboard memory, so you can use custom settings you've saved without needing to install the software when connecting to other devices.

Pros
  • Very well-built.
  • Ergonomic right-handed shape.
  • Has a storage compartment for its USB receiver.
Cons
  • Bulky; isn't designed to be slipped into laptop bags or cases.
  • 8.1 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.5 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.8 Video Games (MMO)
  • 7.9 Travel
  1. Updated Oct 25, 2022: Review published.
  2. Updated Oct 18, 2022: Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Logitech G502 X PLUS is available in either a Black or White colorway. We purchased and tested the Black color, and you can see the label for our unit here. There are also two other versions of this mouse, including the Logitech G502 X LIGHTSPEED—which is identical to this version but without RGB lighting— and the Logitech G502 X, which is a wired variant.

Compared To Other Mice

The Logitech G502 X PLUS is a continuation of Logitech's G502 multi-genre gaming mouse lineup, which at the time of writing, are some of the most popular gaming mice on the market. With this update, Logitech has adjusted the mouse's appearance, making it more rounded and less aggressive. It now features upgraded feet, more RGB lighting zones, and greatly extended battery life with RGB effects turned off. In a first for Logitech, they've replaced the mechanical left- and right-click buttons with new hybrid optical-mechanical switches. Overall, this is an outstanding choice if you're looking for a high-end, versatile option that's ideal for playing various games in different genres and well-suited to everyday browsing and productivity tasks.

For more recommendations, see our picks for the best mouse, the best wireless gaming mouse, and the best gaming mouse. Or, if you're interested in more options from Logitech, see our list of the best Logitech mice.

Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G502 X PLUS is the successor to the Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED. The new PLUS is somewhat lighter, has higher-quality mouse feet, and has a greatly extended advertised battery life with its RGB lighting off. It also has better click latency and now features hybrid optical-mechanical switches rather than the standard switches used on the LIGHTSPEED.

Logitech G502 X

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.

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro

The Razer Basilisk V3 Pro and the Logitech G502 X PLUS are wireless multi-genre gaming mice with exceptional gaming performance. The Logitech has a significantly longer advertised battery life with all RGB lighting off, while the Razer is somewhat lighter, has higher-quality feet, and supports Bluetooth.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT and the Logitech G502 X PLUS are high-end gaming mice designed for different uses. The SUPERLIGHT is significantly lighter and designed primarily for fast-paced titles like FPS games. On the other hand, the PLUS is better suited to a variety of game genres. It has a more ergonomic right-handed shape, plenty more programmable buttons, an extended battery life, and RGB lighting. The PLUS also uses optical-mechanical switches compared to the mechanical switches used on the SUPERLIGHT.

Logitech G502 HERO

The Logitech G502 X PLUS and the Logitech G502 HERO are multi-genre gaming mice in the same lineup. The two have very similar gaming performance overall, but the PLUS is a newer, wireless version with more RGB lighting and a softer, less aggressive aesthetic. It's also significantly more lightweight, has a significantly better quality cable and mouse feet, and uses hybrid optical-mechanical switches instead of the standard mechanical switches used by the HERO.

Razer Basilisk Ultimate

The Logitech G502 X PLUS and the Razer Basilisk Ultimate are similar wireless, multi-genre gaming mice. The Logitech has slightly better click latency and sensor performance and a substantially longer advertised battery life.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type
Standard
Lighting Color RGB

The Logitech G502 X PLUS has a matte black plastic body with glossy black buttons. There are textured grips on both sides and frosted accent bands on the palm rest area which cover the eight independently programmable RGB zones. Overall the shape and design are very similar to earlier Logitech G502 models, but the aesthetic is less aggressive and more rounded.

Design
Shape
Length 5.1" (130 mm)
Height 1.6" (41 mm)
Width 3.1" (78 mm)
Grip Width
62 mm

The Logitech G502 X PLUS' dimensions are identical to the wired Logitech G502 X. They're also very similar to older model G502s, though this new lineup is marginally wider.

7.4
Design
Portability
Volume
25.45 inยณ (417 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes

The Logitech G502 X PLUS has acompartment for storing the wireless USB receiver on the underside.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

The Logitech G502 X PLUS' build quality is excellent. Despite a somewhat thinner plastic body, the material quality feels very high. There's a small degree of flexibility in the sides and underside, and you can activate side buttons if you squeeze the frame of the mouse, but this doesn't present issues during regular use.

5.9
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
101.7 g
Default Weight
103.7 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

The Logitech G502 X PLUS is a somewhat heavy multi-genre gaming mouse. The wireless versions of this generation are somewhat lighter than the previous generation Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED, but the wired Logitech G502 X variant is significantly lighter.

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

The Logitech G502 X PLUS has a comfortable ergonomic shape with a thumb rest. The location of the 'sniper' button on the thumb rest has been adjusted on this version to be easier to reach. You can also remove this button and cover it with a smooth plastic cover that disables the button. Or, you can change the button's orientation to make it more comfortable to press. As with the previous generation Logitech G502s, this mouse is fairly large and bulky, so if you have smaller hands, you may have trouble using this mouse comfortably.

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

If you have small hands, you won't reach the sniper button using a palm grip, and more generally, you may find the mouse feels too large and unwieldy.

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

If you have small hands, you won't reach the sniper button using a claw grip, and you will likely find the mouse feels too large and unwieldy.

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

If you have larger hands, you can use this mouse with a fingertip grip, though it isn't designed with this grip type in mind. If you have smaller hands, the mouse may feel challenging to control, and it will likely be difficult to reach the CPI-up and sniper buttons using this grip type.

7.2
Design
Wireless Versatility
Maximum Of Paired Devices
1
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Use When Charging
Yes
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
Yes
Battery Indicator Yes

Logitech advertises the Logitech G502 X PLUS has a battery life of 130 hours of continuous motion with the RGB lighting off. It's a significantly longer battery life than the previous generation Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED, which only had an advertised battery life of up to 60 hours without RGB lighting. However, this mouse only has an advertised battery life of up to 37 hours with the RGB constantly on, which is somewhat shorter than the previous version due to the mouse having substantially more RGB lighting. That said, this version also has a feature Logitech calls 'active play detection,' which automatically turns the RGB lighting off when you have your hand on the mouse, conserving battery power.

8.0
Design
Cable
Connectivity Wireless
Cable Length
6.1 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Rubber
Permanent Kink
No
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB

The Logitech G502 X PLUS has a very good but generic rubber cable. It's fairly thin and lightweight, but it doesn't retain any kinks from its packaging like the cable on the Logitech G502 X. That said, it does tend to curl up.

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

The Logitech G502 X PLUS has excellent mouse feet that provide a good gliding experience on both desks and mousepads. These feet are a substantial improvement over the feet on previous generation models.

Design
In The Box

  • Logitech G502 X PLUS
  • Wireless USB receiver
  • Receiver extender
  • USB-A to USB-C charging cable
  • 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 reprogram all of the buttons on the Logitech G502 X PLUS, except for the button behind the scroll wheel, which unlocks free-scrolling. You can use the companion software to set a 'G-Shift' button which enables a secondary layer of commands. You can also reprogram the up/down scroll inputs, which wasn't an option on previous models. Also, you can change the orientation of the 'sniper' button on the thumb rest, or you can remove it entirely and replace it with a smooth plastic panel that disables the button. Note that the left- and right-click buttons on this mouse use hybrid optical-mechanical switches, which Logitech advertises as being more reliable and durable than the standard mechanical switches used on previous versions.

9.4
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
2.7 ms
Wired
2.2 ms
Receiver
2.7 ms
Bluetooth
N/A

The Logitech G502 X PLUS has remarkably low and consistent click latency that delivers a very responsive gaming experience for games in any genre.

9.5
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
-0.50%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
0.04%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
0.00%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
0.31%
Precision Error Between CPI
0.27%
Worst Tracking Error
-7.75%
Minimum CPI
100 CPI
Maximum CPI
25,600 CPI
CPI Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
8.7
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
15.3 ms
Delay At Half Movement
4.5 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
5.2 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

The Logitech G502 X PLUS has four polling rate settings: 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 feels precise and has good tactile feedback between notches. The button directly behind the scroll wheel unlocks it for a smooth free-scrolling mode. The steps between notches are also softer than on previous generation G502s, and the scroll wheel feels a bit higher quality overall.

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
Yes

The Logitech G502 X PLUS uses Logitech's G HUB customization software. This software allows you to adjust a range of sensor settings, reprogram buttons, adjust RGB lighting, create profiles, and save your custom settings to the mouse's 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 on both Windows and macOS operating systems.

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