Razer needs no introduction when it comes to gaming mouse. There are several successful Razer gaming mice cherished by gamers all over the world due to its precision, customization & affordability. Razer Mamba & Razer DeathAdder are 2 of the most famous gaming mouse out there. Both have several versions, like DeathAdder Elite or Mamba TE etc., with each version has something unique than other. But which one is the best and which one you should go for? Although there are several factors, like game type or sensor, came into play when one decides the best among two however in the end it all boils down to personnel preference. But there should be a CLEAR winner based on features and specs and that’s what this comparison is all about. So lets find out the winner in the battle between Razer Death Adder vs Razer Mamba& Razer Mamba.
Note: The main comparison in this article will be between Razer DeathAdder Elite & Razer Mamba
Razer DeathAdder Elite vs Razer Mamba Comparison Snapshot
|Razer DeathAdder Elite||Razer Mamba|
|DPI Range||16,000 dpi||16,000 dpi|
|Max. Acceleration||450 IPS / 50G||210 IPS / 50G|
|Grip||Palm||Palm, Claw, Fingertip|
Philips Twin Eye PLN-2034
|Connectivity||Corded||Wireless + Corded|
|Full Review||Full Review|
- The above comparison is between Razer DeathAdder Elite & Razer Mamba
Lets dig in a bit deeper
Razer DeathAdder Versions:
From its inception, Razer has launched following versions of DeathAdder.
- Razer DeathAdder – Released in Late 2006
- DeathAdder Razer Blueprints Edition Early2007
- DeathAdder Guild Wars Edition Late 2007
- Razer DeathAdder 3.5G aka V2 Late 2009
- Razer DeathAdder 3.5G Black Edition Early 2011
- Razer DeathAdder Dragon Age II Edition Early 2011
- Razer DeathAdder 2013 aka V3
- Razer DeathAdder Chroma
- Razer DeathAdder Chroma COD Black Ops 3
- Razer DeathAdder Chroma Overwatch
- Razer DeathAdder Chroma Tomb Raider
- Razer DeathAdder Elite
Some of the versions have cosmetic changes like DeathAdder Chroma COD Black Ops 3, Overwatch & Tomb Raider. They just have different LOOK. Everything else like sensor, specs etc are same.
Razer Mamba vs Razer Mamba Chroma vs Razer Mamba Tournament Edition
We know & may be you know but many others don’t and hence the “Razer Mamba vs Razer Mamba Chroma” in heading. Basically Chroma is a feature of Razer gaming mice which lets you customize the colors of your mouse, like lighting strips, with the Razer Synapse software. Both Mamba & Mamba Tournament edition has CHROMA feature, hence the name Razer Mamba Chroma.
Both mice are same in look & design except the Mamba Tournament edition has a LOGO on front.
Major difference between Mamba vs Mamba Tournament Edition is Mamba has 2 major features which Mamba TE don’t
1. Wireless Mode with wireless charging as well as wired mode.
2. Adjustable click force
There is a slight difference in weights between the two with Mamba TE weights 133g compare to 125g of Mamba. And last but not least the HUGE difference between price of these two. Razer Mamba TE costs around $75 where as Razer Mamba cost around $150.
Razer Mamba 2009 vs Razer Mamba 2012 vs Razer Mamba 2015
Razer Mamba 2009 had 5600 DPI Razer 3.5G Laser sensor whereas Razer Mamba 2012 have 6400 DPI Dual Sensor System. Like all the new Razer mice, Mamba 2012 has Chroma feature and a bit more battery life.
Razer Mamba 2015 versions have a 5G sensor with insane 16,000 DPI.
Razer DeathAdder first released in 2006 featuring 3G Infrared optical sensor whereas Razer Mamba was released in 2009 with 3.5G & 4G Laser optical sensor.
All Razer DeathAdder versions have either Avago S3668, Avago S3888 or Avago S3988 sensor with the latest ones equipped with Pixart PMW3389 optical sensor. Whereas the Razer Mamba have Philips Twin Eye PLN 2032, Philips Twin Eye PLN 2033 & Philips Twin Eye PLN 2034. Newest Razer Mamba has a 5G sensor now as compare to DeathAdder which has 4G sensor.
Performance and Features
When it comes to performance, Mamba is a wireless gaming mouse with wireless charging dock(separately bought). It offers Adjustable Click Force Technology which lets you tweak the buttons for lighter or a fuller distinctive click. Mamba has a precise 5G laser sensor with 16000 dpi & 210 IPS. Mamba weighs 0.28 lbs (125g), which is a bit lighter than Mamba Tournament edition which weighs 0.29 lbs (133g)
On the other hand, DeathAdder is a corded mouse, with the fastest optical sensor offering upto 16000 dpi but 450 IPS which gives you upto 99.4% accuracy. DeathAdder weighs 0.21 lbs (96g).
Both mice are Chroma enabled and can be customized with Razer Synapse.
Mamba has 9 programmable buttons whereas DeathAdder Elite has 7 buttons with both having 2 buttons on side. These buttons can be customized to whatever fucntion you like using Razer Synapse software.
Design & Ergonomics
Razer Death Adder has glowing THS on palm, whereas Razer Mamba does not (for lesser battery usage), Razer Mamba has 2 more buttons and it has slightly different ergonomics with dual wired or wireless modes.
2 side buttons in Death Adder are easily accessible. These buttons are programmable and have exactly same actuation points like Left/Right buttons. Both are very well placed to avoid any obtrusion.
In contrast to Razer Mamba, Death Adder has 2.13 m braided cable which prevents curling, kinking and save cable for prolonging mouse life. Along with this its rubberized texture on the sides help more gripping to the mouse.
Razer Mamba is much heavier with 135 grams as compared to 105 grams of Razer Death Adder.
To keep it short and simple, Razer Mamba can be said a wireless Razer DeathAdder.
When we compare Razer DeathAdder Elite with Razer Mamba, we usually come to the point that Razer Death Adder Elite is more popular among people. We found it to Ranked and Razer Mamba was on 25th. The major reason behind why most if not all the people chose Razer Death Adder Elite is DeathAdder features a simplest design as well as ergonomics which makes it highly comfortable for wide variety of hand grips and hand sizes..
So WhatGamingMouse verdict: Razer DeathAdder is better than Razer Mamba.