Not everyone wants a lightweight, stripped-down gaming mouse, and this one is for you. Today’s comparison features two of the best options on the market right now, the Razer Basilisk V3 Pro and the Logitech G502 X PLUS, which we’ll be putting head-to-head and comparing so you can decide which one is best for you.
Pros and Cons
|Basilisk V3 Pro||G502 X Plus|
|Premium textured finish and shape||Comfortable and customizable|
|Plenty of buttons to customize||Ergonomic right-handed shape|
|Feels great in hand||New hybrid optical switch|
|Focus Pro 30K sensor||Logitech Hero 25K sensor|
|Up to 90 hours battery life||Up to 130 hours battery life|
|Battery life is bad with RGB on||Battery life is bad with RGB on|
|Wireless Charging Puck not included||Wireless Charging Puck not included|
|Razer Basilisk V3 Pro||Logitech G502 X PLUS|
|$||CHECK PRICE||CHECK PRICE|
|Released||Aug 23, 2022||Aug 30, 2022|
|Dimensions||130 x 75.4 x 42.5 mm||131.4 x 41.1 x 79.2 mm|
|Sensor||Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor||HERO 25K|
|Sensitivity||30000 DPI||30000 DPI|
|Max Speed IPS||750||400|
|Switch||Optical Mouse Switches Gen-3||OMRON|
|Switch Cycle||90-million Clicks||60-million Clicks|
|On board Memory||5 profile||5 profile|
|Material||100% PTFE||100% PTFE|
|Cable||Razer Speedflex Cable USB Type C||–|
|Battery life||Up to 90 hours||Up to 130 hours|
|Software||Razer Synapse 3||Logitech G Hub|
Design & Ergonomics
Both mice are playing on the same field. Both are priced at $160 and have very similar shapes. When I say similar, I mean they’re nearly identical in terms of measurements, but I prefer the Basilisk’s slightly narrower grip width and the more pronounced hump on the top of the mouse, which feels a little more supportive. Specifically in a claw grip, which I use the most with that hump just meeting me in the back of the hand a little easier, but otherwise in the hand. Both mice have very similar feelings.
Both mice feel very similar once more. The G502 X PLUS is 6 grams lighter than the Basilisk V3 Pro, but this difference is negligible in my hands. I can actually detect the transition between them. Rubber grips can be found on either side of both mice, and they both have a similar feel and texture. The Basilisk has a more grittier PBT keycap-like feel, whereas the G502 has a much smoother finish, which feels more slippery overall and is also more prone to shining and picking up hand or finger oils.
|Razer Basilisk V3 Pro||Logitech G502 X Plus|
|Profile Switching Button||Yes||Yes|
When comparing the tops of the two mice, the G502 X PLUS has a few more buttons on the left side of its front. There are a total of 13 programmable buttons on the G502 X PLUS mouse.
In the Basilisk V3 Pro, there are 11 buttons instead of 13, which isn’t a huge issue, but if you want to use every single button to your advantage, you may find those extra ones.
Razer uses GEN 3 optical switches, while Logitech uses LIGHTFORCE switches, which are supposed to be a hybrid between optical and mechanical. Both mice’ screw wheels have similar features, but the Razer Basilisk sticks out slightly and has less rigid scrolling steps. Logitech’s switch feels crisper and snappier.
Both mice have a button behind the scroll that lets you switch between normal scrolling and free spin mode, which lets you spin it without steps. Spinning until it stops,
With the Razer Basilisk’s Smart Wheel software, you can have the best of both worlds with the scroll wheel: when you spin it slowly, it has tactile notches, but if you flick it at a certain speed or fast enough, it’ll go right back into free Spin mode until it slows down enough to switch back over.
Since the scroll wheel has both modes, you can remap the button behind it. The Razer Basilisk’s higher scroll makes side-to-side scroll wheel clicks easier, but the Logitech feels great. It’s harder for me to click side to side when it’s lower. However, the Basilisk has a better scroll wheel.
The Basilisk has its profile button on the bottom, while the G502 X PLUS has it on the second button back from the scroll wheel. Both use white PTFE feet, which are similar in quality and sensor. The Basilisk’s Focus Pro 30K sensor is better than the Logitech Hero 25K’s. I don’t think anyone can tell the difference yet. Sensorwise, both mice have been great.
RGB is subjective, but both mice have cool G502 X aesthetics and RGB. Only the back of the shell shines through where the cracks would normally meet. The Basilisk has more to work with. RGB on the scroll wheel, the Razer logo, and a cool underglow, which I think looks really good around the entire bottom edge of the mouse, can be adjusted in the software, along with button read mapping and each mouse’s company software.
The Logitech G502 X PLUS only has the option of being used with the included dongle or while it’s plugged in via its wire in the front, whereas the Razer Basilisk V3 has that switch that lets you go between either that 2 gigahertz wireless connection with the dongle or the Bluetooth 5.0, which can be very useful, especially depending on your use case for the mouse. However, if you’re only going to use these mice for gaming, the Bluetooth shouldn’t be something you’d want to use. First and foremost.
The Logitech G502 X PLUS has a battery life of up to 130 hours, while the Razer Basilisk V3 has a battery life of 90 hours. And, of course, this is going to be while you have your RGB at a minimum or completely off and will reduce quite drastically if you do want to bump up that brightness on the RGB or max it out, but you’re still able to go days on both mice before really needing to charge them, but the G502 X PLUS does have an advantage there. in terms of overall battery life.
Razer Basilisk V3 Pro
Logitech G502 X Plus
Here are the differences between the Razer Basilisk V3 Pro and the Logitech G502 X Plus gaming mouse:
Razer Basilisk V3 Pro
Offers both Bluetooth and 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity.
Features a maximum DPI of 30,000, maximum IPS of 750, and maximum acceleration of 70 G’s.
Has 10 or 11 programmable buttons.
Supports QI wireless charging with the purchase of additional accessories.
Includes 13 RGB lighting zones.
Utilizes a customizable scroll wheel with adjustable resistance.
Weighs approximately 113 grams.
Logitech G502 X Plus
Does not have standard RGB lighting.
Provides up to 140 hours of battery life.
Has larger PTFE feet for smooth gliding.
Offers 13 programmable buttons.
Supports Logitech’s PowerPlay system for wireless charging with an additional purchase.
Features a DPI button for easy DPI adjustment.
Weighs slightly over 100 grams.
Both mice have similar ergonomic designs with textured grips on the sides.
Both mice have access to customization options through their respective software.
The Basilisk V3 Pro has optical switches, while the G502 X Plus has Logitech’s light force switches.
The Basilisk V3 Pro has a more intelligent scroll wheel with a software-controlled free spin mode, while the G502 X Plus has an infinite spinning wheel.
The G502 X Plus has a more premium design and is considered more affordable.
The Basilisk V3 Pro is more powerful in terms of specifications.
Both mice have left and right-click buttons and a scroll wheel.
Both mice have their own unique qualities and features that surpass those of the G502X. It has a couple more buttons, better battery life, and, I would say, slightly crispier or nicer-feeling switches overall.
However, if I had to choose between the two, I’d go with the Basilisk V3 Pro because I think it’s a bit more well-rounded and more comfortable. For me, particularly in that claw grip, the smart reel on the scroll wheel is a very cool feature that the G502X Plus lacks. Bluetooth and RGB aesthetics make it more appealing again, though. Both mice are feature-packed, but the Basilisk edges out the competition here.