Below we run through the differences and similarities between the Logitech G402 vs G403.
There are a few similarities but overall there are a number of key differences that are worth being aware of before making a decision on one of these mice.
Depending on the style of game you play be sure to read on as these differences could potentially decide which mouse might be best for your gameplay.
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G402 vs G403 Key Differences
A key difference between the 2 mice is that the G403 Prodigy comes with a wireless option.
The wireless options I obviously a little more expensive than the cord option, but for some people having a wireless mouse can be a sought-after feature.
The specs for the wireless version are:
Wireless report rate: 1000Hz (1ms)
Wireless technology: Custom 2.4GHz
Default lighting: 24 hours
No lighting: 32 hours
Logitech’s G402 caters more to the FPs in that the ability to change your DPI on the fly is far easier than the G503, much like the Bloody V8.
It has 2 DPI buttons next to the left mouse button which makes it easy for your index finger to change DPI up and down in an instant.
The G403 is a bit more traditional in its placement of the DPI button with it being located in the center of the mouse behind the scroll wheel.
This certainly makes it harder to change DPI on the fly. However.
The G403, does a far larger DPI range from 200 – 12,000 compared to 240 – 4000 on the G402, so if you are wanting a lot of DPI but do not intend to change your DPI profile often, then the G403 might be a better choice.
G402 offers conveniant DPI on-the-fly option while the G403 has more DPI
The feature point with the G402 is the 500 PI sensor which is slightly better than the G403 which has a 300 PI sensor.
The G402 uses the AM010 but with a twist.
It adds their “Fusion Engine” technology which helps pick up movement when the mouse fails at high speeds.
The G403 uses the highly regardedPixart PMW3366 optical sensor.
The G402 has a couple more buttons which are well integrated into the design and the placement of the buttons are considerably different.
Logitechs G402 is well designed for a FPS (not to say it doesn’t work well with MMORPG’s and others.)
But it caters for the important features of DPI on the fly and sniper buttons which are so important in FPS.
On the side of the g402 contains 6 buttons, 2 dpi buttons by the index finger, 2 buttons on the upper part of the side and a sniper button further down.
All 8 buttons on the G402 are programmable.
Alternatively, the G603 Fury is about as uncomplicated as it can be with six buttons, 2 on the side, and the 2 main with a middle and DPI.
All six buttons are programmable so can be set up as macros or whatever suits the user.
The G402 has 8 programmable buttons and the G403 has 6.
The G403 has the ability to save your profiles to the onboard memory, so you can save your profiles and take them with you as you go without the need for any software.
Logitechs G402 does not have this ability.
If you are particular about the weight of the mouse it is worth noting that the Fury is the heavier mouse at 108 grams without the cable.
There is no option to change the weight with no weight change option available.
The G403, however, weighs a light 87.3 grams but has the option of adding an additional weight of 30gs, which gives you a little bit more of an option as far as weighting goes.
Thought the difference is minimal it should be worth noting the slight difference in Glide specs recorded.
The G403 recording
Dynamic coefficient of friction:* 0.1 μ (k)*
Static coefficient of friction:* 0.15 μ (s)*
While the G402 recording
Dynamic coefficient of friction -: .09 µ (k)*
Static coefficient of friction -: .14 µ (s)*
According to Logitech, they went back to basics with the G403 in terms of design, going for a less is more approach.
This was based on feedback from customers and gamers alike who preferred the more simple and ergonomic design.
While the G402 has a few more design features with a more futuristic feel to it much like a number of other of their models such as the Proteus Core Spectrum.
G402’s finish is a mix of black matt and plastic and has a flared section at the bottom of the mouse for the thumb to sit on which is not as prominent in the G403.
Becuase of the more simple design the G403 Fury has been able to incorporate rubber grips on both the left and right-hand side for extra comfort and grip.
There are a few similarities in terms of specifications between the G403 and Hyperion Fury.
The report rate, data format, microprocessor, and accelerations are the same in both mice.
They also use the same software which is high quality.
Obviously the various options will vary depending on the specifications of your mouse but overall it will look very familiar between the two mice.
Logitech G402 vs G403 Final Thoughts
Overall, spec wise, the G403 is probably the better pick with a better sensor and a few more customizations available such as the weights and DPI range.
If you are FPS, you are likely going to lean towards the G402 given the mouse is designed around being for a FPS with easier DPI on the fly and sniper buttons as well as more customizable buttons.
As far as user ratings go the 2 mice are not too dissimilar when it comes to user satisfaction and that includes the wireless version of the G403.
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