Logitech G502 & Razer DeathAdder are tww of the most famous and sought after gaming mice out there. G502 was released in 2014 whereas DeathAdder was first released in 2006. Since then both gaming mice were offered in different versions and specs. Both mice features Pixart optical sensors, mechancial switches and gaming grade scroll wheel.
In features, both mice are almost head to head however in this comparison, we want to see which one is better among the two. So lets get into the details.
Razer DeathAdder Elite vs Logitech G502 Snapshot
|Razer DeathAdder Elite||Logitech G502|
|DPI Range||16,000 dpi||200 – 12,000 dpi|
|Max. Acceleration||450 IPS / 50G||300 IPS / 40G|
Pixart PMW 3366DM
|Full Review||Full Review|
& now the details.
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
Logitech G502 Versions:
- Logitech G502 Proteus Core – 2014
- Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum – 2016
Logitech G502 Core vs Logitech G502 Spectrum
Logitech G502 is available in two variants Core & Spectrum. The only difference between them is that unlike Logitech G502 Core, Logitech G502 Spectrum has RGB lighting option.
Pros of Razer Deathadder Elite In Comparison to Logitech G502
Primarily For Palm Grip Users, But Not Bad For Claw Grip Users
It is comfortable for users with claw grips or palm grip. However it is essentially designed for palm grip users.
Concave at left and Right Click Button
Left/Right Click Buttons have concave which helps your fingers to rest easily inside and stay in place.
Precision 16000 CPI Optical Sensor
It include 6400 CPI optical sensor along with X and Y variable axis. No acceleration, no angle snapping as well as no prediction.
2 side buttons are easily accessible still unobtrusive position
Its 2 left buttons are well position in order to keep them stay unobtrusive and at the same time easily accessible.
High quality Scrolling wheel
Notched scroll and reliable scrolling experience
A bit larger as compared to other gaming mouse
With dimensions of 127 mm x 70 mm x 44 mm or 5 inches x 2.76 inches x 1.73 inches, Death adder is slightly big as compared to other regular gaming mice.
Real Rubber Grip for better hold
This mouse has high quality rubber grip in contrast to other regular plain plastic or rubberized grips.
At just $70 it isn’t an expensive gear for your gaming needs
It include long braided cable that avoid curling and kinking. It has a prolong life even with the massy use.
With only 105 g it could be said a reasonably light weight gaming mouse. Even it is 8 g lighter as compared to its previous version.
Synapse Software is well designed
Synapse tool is much useful and it allow users to save their settings to the cloud automatically. No need to remember the setting whenever you need to re-install them on your friends PC or some other PC especially when you participating gaming competitions.
Cons of Razer Deathadder in Comparison To Logitech G502
Need signing in to connect
If you want to get latest drivers and edit settings you need to sign in and download synapse software as well as online cloud device update and profile storage space” app. It also require you to register an account with email as well as running it continuously in background in order to allow changes take effect.
Distraction of Lights
Although lights look nice, for some it may be distracting. You can turn them off however you does need software registered for this.
Side Buttons Driver isn’t open source
Mouse has 2 buttons for thumb control. However its driver isn’t open source to satiate Linux users.
Software has some issues
Razer Synapse often causes slower boot up times and forced user to sign in online in order to use it.
Middle Click doesn’t Last for Long
Most if not all the users reviews found with complains that middle click button is not durable and dies within year of use.
Scrolling Wheel also stop working
There is a review video that explains how to fix this problem, however you will need to open the mouse physically and with this you void warranty.
Logitch G502 Proteus</h3
Logitech G502 comes with 11 completely programmable buttons, adjustable weight, center of balance support for profiles and macros, 2 scrolling wheels modes and abundant of customization settings. Additionally to standard right and left buttons as well scrolling wheel, there is another button below scrolling wheel, 3 thumb buttons, 2 buttons to left of left click button and you can also tilt mouse wheel right and left for some extra functionalities. All such buttons can be customized and programmable for pretty much functions and whatever else needed.
Scrolling wheel act as smooth unhindered or notched scrolling depending on what and how you need to use it. It include on-the-fly DPI switching along with five states and mouse can hold 3 different macro profiles and you can change them with just a single press of a button. This mouse also allow you to customize gaming mouse weight between 121 to 139 g and center of balance with up to 5 x 3.6 g weights in order to adjust how the mouse is felt as it moves across mouse pad.
Pros Of Logitech G502 In Comparison To Razer Deathadder
With 11 programmable buttons, profile adjustments, support for macros, center of balance and weight adjustment, abundant of customizable settings and two scrolling wheel this mouse is legend.
Additionally there is button below scroll wheel, 3 thumb buttons, 2 buttons at left of left click button and scroll wheel can be tilted to right or left to get extra functionality. These buttons are programmable for much more function. Scrolling wheel act smooth without hindering or notched scroll depending on use.
It include On-the-fly CPI switching along with 5 states as well as it can store 3 different macro profile that can be switch on button press.
Weight can be customized between 121 to 139 g and center of balance up to 5 x 3.6 g.
Marvellous 12000 CPI optical sensor
Logitech G502 has amazing 12000 CPI sensor with tracking speed of up to 7.5 m/s. This mouse has no angle snapping, no jitter or prediction reported in reviews even at maximum CPI.
Placement of Side button is Comfortable
Although mouse is slightly small, buttons are well placed to offer great comfort.
Dual scrolling wheel modes
Scrolling wheel act unhindered smooth scrolling or notched scrolling depending on way you use.
Textured side grips and thumb rest are just perfect
You can grip your device better with the help of textured side grip and thumb rest.
Adjustable weights and center of balance
Mouse weight can be customized between 121 to 139 grams and center of balance up to 3.6 grams in order to adjust how mouse feels when it moves on mouse pad.
Allow quick switching between tasks with three macro profiles
It can store three different macro profiles that can be switched between on the fly. As they are stored in on-board memory, you don’t need any software to set them on another system.
Great for both claw and palm grips
It works well for both types of users
5 On-the-fly CPI Switching
You can switch between 5 CPI levels on the fly.
Braided Cable Save From Accidental Damages
It include 2.13 m long braided cable which helps you to avoid curling, kinking and save it for prolonged time.
Good Build Quality That Last for Long
With its smooth Teflon feet, mechanical switches and long braided cable this mouse definitely last for long. Its built in rubberized side panel and thumb rest makes it more ergonomic and reduce its wear and tear. When all this combine make it durable.
You can lower functional lift off distance.
If you calibrate its sensor with mouse pad you can lower the lift off distance than 1.2mm.
The software is simple and easy. It enable you to reassign button functionality, set lights, macros, profiles as well as separately adjust sensitivity to each axis.
Cons of Logitech G502 In Comparison To Razer Deathadder
In Free Scroll Settings Scrolling Wheel Wobbles
Free scroll mode has a slight wobble problems in scroll wheel.
Too heavy for First Person Shooting Competitive
Most FPS mice weigh under 100 g. Logitech G502 weighs 121 g that can further be increased to 139 g. Increased weight makes your hand get tired quicker.
Software is For Windows-only
Logitech software doesn’t support macOS and Linux support. Therefore it cannot be configured or tuned under these operating systems.
Only for Right Handed Gamers
Its shape is not fine for Left handed users
Not comfortable for longer use
For better down/upward weight distribution mouse need at least 2 weights in. Its shape is much based on angle preference and hand size. Because of its size, it is slightly more comfortable for users’ larger hands.
Three Thumb Buttons Only
Thumb-ring finger grip is important for character movements in fast PVP games. With three more thumb buttons Logitech G502 would be more perfect hybrid mouse for MMO.
Button Placement On Left Side
Button is right under user’s thumb, therefore when you lift it, you end up pressing button also.
As soon as our team was done with the comparison, we asked them to check the gamers reviews about both mice. As they went through different reviews on Razer Deathadder and Logitech G502 in order, it was pretty clear that Logitech G502 is preferred by most if not all the users in gaming world. In fact Logitech G502 was ranked 1st whereas Deathadder was ranked 8th thus validating our results that Logitech G502 is better than Razor DeathAdder Elite.