We’re comparing the Razer Basilisk Ultimate to the Logitech G502 X Plus today. These are two fantastic mice that, as you will see from this article, are very similar in terms of features, design highlights, ergonomics, and much more.
See detailed review: Logitech G502 X Plus
See detailed review: Razer Basilisk Ultimate
|Logitech G502 X Plus||Razer Basilisk Ultimate|
|Dimensions||131.4 x 79.2 x 41.1 mm||130 x 60 x 42 mm|
|Weight||106 g||107 grams|
|Polling Rate||1000 Hz||1000 Hz|
|DPI range||25,600 DPI||20,000 DPI|
|Colors||Black, White||Classic black|
|Software||Logitech G HUB||Razer Synapse 3|
As you can see, they look very similar. The Logitech G502X Plus is white, but you can also get it in black. However, they do have some differences that make them worth looking at. Some of these differences are obvious, like how Razer has a charging dock for the Basilisk Ultimate, while others aren’t so obvious.
Now, in terms of weight, they are more similar than the original G502 was to the Basilisk. The Basilisk ultimate weighs about 107 grammes, and the Logitech weighs about 105 grammes, so they are very similar.
There are some other small differences, like the RGB lighting and such, but both of them have a lot of buttons. The Logitech G502x Plus has 13 buttons that can be programmed. There are 11 on the Razer Basilisk Ultimate.
From an ergonomics point of view, you can see that they are very similar. They both have textured grips on both sides, a thumb rest with multiple buttons, and a very nice look that is good for people with medium to large hands.
They both give you access to multiple buttons on the side as you can see Razors are a little bit more sort of tucked away than logitech, which do stick out really nicely.
Now in terms of switches both of them use Optical switches, both of them give a really satisfying click and obviously also have that longevity where they’ll keep going for a long time.
Logitech’s upgrade to Optical switches with hybrid Optical cool Mechanicals which is is a welcome change because it means that the switches will last longer and also they respond really nicely while still giving you a really satisfying click and there’s a lot to be said for optical switches because they give you the actuation where they cut the light beam, so it’s more accurate and it lasts a lot longer and generally gives you good feedback too.
Razer’s been doing this a while with the Basilisk ultimate where it has those Optical switches but Logitech is renowned for using mechanical switches, so now they’ve made a nice switch which should mean that it lasts longer and gives you better performance.
You’ll notice that both mice have a left click and a right click on the mouse wheel, as well as a satisfying action. However, there are quite a few differences between them in this area as well. For example, Logitech has a sort of metal finish, while raises has the RGB lighting.
What makes them different Logitech still has that infinite spinning wheel where you can press a button and it will spin and spin and spin. Razer has an adjustable one where you can change the resistance that the mouse wheel gives you with a small wheel. On the underside, you can change and adjust that up and down.
Both mice now have switches that use light. The Logitech G502x plus is a newer version of the original G502 Light speed. It can now be charged with a USB-C cable. They got rid of the weight system from the first G502 and lost some weight, but it still has the same little dock for your USB dongle and works with Logitech’s Power Play System. It uses Lightspeed Wireless and doesn’t have Bluetooth, but it has this extension so you can put the dongle close to the mouse when you need to.
The Razer Basilisk Ultimate comes with an RGB dock, but you have to buy the whole package to get it. You can also just buy the mouse by itself, but getting the whole package is worth it because the charging dock makes it easy to charge the mouse you just put it on the little dock when you need to.
It does have a micro USB port, but not a USB-C port, and you can plug in both the mouse and the dock or switch between them as needed.
Both of them can be programmed at the software level Logitech’s g-shift technology works the same way as Razer’s hyper shift, which lets you add a second layer of actions.
They also have a similar way of setting up this front button. You can see that Razer has this paddle on the front that you can put in there, which is basically a DPR shift button, and Logitech has a swappable DPI button that you can replace with a blocking cap to get rid of it completely or a different angle of that front button to change it.
In terms of charging convenience, being able to dock the mouse is great, but if you bought Logitech’s power play map, you saw that you can use the mouse even without plugging it in, so there are some interesting differences here.
Both of them look great and I like them for different reasons. The G502 X Plus might be my favourite because I like the original G502 and this is a nice upgrade to it. It’s a bit lighter, though, so it feels a bit more flimsy in the hand. The Basilisk ultimate, on the other hand, is still a solid piece of kit. So, they’re both great for different reasons, including specs, but the Basilisk ultimate is better overall.