Below we run through the differences and similarities between the Logitech G402 vs G502
On appearance, the mice look quite similar, however, when we look at the specs and features we find there ends up being a pretty reasonable difference between the two.
While both are high-quality mice, they will probably suit people looking for different things.
Read on to find out more.
MouseLogitech G402 Hyperion Fury FPS Gaming MouseLogitech G502 HERO High Performance Gaming Mouse Image USB data format16 bits/axis16 bits/axis USB report rate1000 Hz (1ms)1000 Hz (1ms) Microprocessor32-bit ARM processor32-bit ARM SensorFusion Engine hybrid sensorHERO™ Buttons8 programmable buttons11 PROGRAMMABLE BUTTONS Tracking ResolutionResolution: 240-4000 dpi100 – 16,000 dpi Max. accelerationMax. acceleration: >16G1> 40 G2 Max. speedMax. speed: >500 ips2> 400 IPS3 GlideDynamic coefficient of friction -: .09 µ (k)3– Static coefficient of frictionStatic coefficient of friction -: .14 µ (s)4– Height41 mm (1.6 in)40 mm Width72 mm (2.8 in)75 mm Length136 mm (5.4 in)132 mm Weight144 grams,mouse plus cable (5.1 oz)121 g, mouse only Optional extra weights: up to 18g (5×3.6g) Cable2.1 m (7 ft) (rubber)Braided 2.10 m MouseLogitech G402 Hyperion Fury FPS Gaming Mouse Image USB data format16 bits/axis USB report rate1000 Hz (1ms) Microprocessor32-bit ARM processor SensorFusion Engine hybrid sensor Buttons8 programmable buttons Tracking ResolutionResolution: 240-4000 dpi Max. accelerationMax. acceleration: >16G1 Max. speedMax. speed: >500 ips2 GlideDynamic coefficient of friction -: .09 µ (k)3 Static coefficient of frictionStatic coefficient of friction -: .14 µ (s)4 Height41 mm (1.6 in) Width72 mm (2.8 in) Length136 mm (5.4 in) Weight144 grams,mouse plus cable (5.1 oz) Cable2.1 m (7 ft) (rubber) MouseLogitech G502 HERO High Performance Gaming Mouse Image USB data format16 bits/axis USB report rate1000 Hz (1ms) Microprocessor32-bit ARM SensorHERO™ Buttons11 PROGRAMMABLE BUTTONS Tracking Resolution100 – 16,000 dpi Max. acceleration> 40 G2 Max. speed> 400 IPS3 Glide– Static coefficient of friction– Height40 mm Width75 mm Length132 mm Weight121 g, mouse only Optional extra weights: up to 18g (5×3.6g) CableBraided 2.10 m
Things to know before you buy
G502 Proteus Core.
G502 Proteus Spectrum.
And the g502 Proteus Hero.
Each new version comes with an upgrade, for example, the difference between the Core and Spectrum is the LED supports customizable RGB colors while Proteus Core’s LED supports only cyan or light blue.
So there was an upgrade to the color customizations.
While the difference between theSpectrum and Hero is mostly the change in the sensor as well as an additional dpi button.
For the sake of this article, we have compared the Proteus Spectrum but we discuss the Hero version of the Proteus with the original sensor below.
• g402 136L x 72W x 41H
• g502 130L x 76W x 38H
Sizes of the g402 and g502 and not too different with the g402 being a little longer and narrower than the g502 Proteus.
Which is more comfortable for your hands will depend on what you are usually comfortable with however these mice should be good for palm and claw grip users and both good for people with big hands.
• g502 200-16,000 dpi
The difference in dpi differs pretty significantly between these mice with the g502 proteus having significantly more customizations with dpi settings as low as 200 and as high as 16,000.
With the g502 you are able to store up to 5 dpi settings per profile and you can store up to 3 profiles in the onboard memory.
On top of that, you have 2 buttons at your thumb to cycle through high sensitivity or headshot low sensitivity dpi, which means you have a huge amount of control over your dpi settings with the g502.
In comparison, the g402 has 4 dpi settings (5 with the software) and onboard memory to store your profile on but it does also have the ability for dpi shift (higher or lower sensitivity for your current setting)
One fairly important feature the Hyperion Fury lacks is the ability to set individual DPI levels for the X- and Y-axes.
This can be a handy feature, especially for FPS gamers.
• g402 No weight adjustment 144g
• g502 Weight adjustment 121g (plus up to 18g)
Another somewhat significant difference in the g402 and g502 is the weight tuning system.
The g502 proteus spectrum comes with a weight tuning system which comprises of 5 3.6 gram weights which allows you to adjust the weight of the mouse from between 121g up to 139g.
The g402, however, is fixed at 144g.
Though their design is relatively similar there are a few finishings that are different between the Proteus and Fury.
For example, the little finger side of the Proteus is textured while the g402 is not.
The pads on the bottom of the mouse are also better in the Proteus.
With the g502 Spectrum,you have a whole lot more customization over the lighting and lighting effects and this is what was upgraded from the g502 Core, so the Core does not have these lighting options.
The g402 also does not have the ability to change the lighting, only to change the pulse of the blue logo light.
Another difference in the design is the cable of the two mice.
The g402 comes with a standard rubber cable, while the g502 has a more robust braided cable.
Left and right side are rubber. Knuckle where the logo is and primary keys are abs matte clearcoat – same as core thumb and dpi and polish abs, scroll wheel is rubber.
First, we will discuss the difference between the Hero and the original Proteus core sensors as this will help determine the difference between the g502 and g402.
Now, when the g502 was released it came with what was the top of the line sensor and probably the best available and to be fair it is still very top of the line and an excellent sensor.
However, Logitech recently has released an even newer and more powerful sensor, the hero 16k which they have now also fit into the g502.
Unless you are a top-level gamer you probably are not going to notice a whole lot of difference as the differences are at the very high end of performance.
The g402, however, has a different sensor to the proteus mice.
It uses the same sensors as the g100’s the AM010.
The issue with this is that the sensor would start to lose tracking around 2.7 m/sbut here is the kicker.
They used an accelerometer/gyrometer to pick up movement when the sensor fails at higher speeds.
Below Logitech explain how the 2 sensors work together.
Overall the g502 has a much better sensor, regardless of if you choose the Proteus Spectrum, Core or Hero.
All three have top of the line sensors.
• g402 8 programmable
• g502 11 programmable
The G402 shares the button design with the G502, so they also feel very nice however the g502 comes with 3 extra buttons.
The G402 has a couple more buttons which are well integrated into the design and the placement of the buttons are considerably different.
Logitech’s G402 caters for the important features of DPI on the fly and sniper buttons which are so important in FPS as well as having fewer buttons which might well be useful in an MMORPG but not so much in a 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.
The g502 with a similar setup adds a few more with a dpi shift button and also ads 2 buttons next to the scroll wheel which also has tilt-shift (click the middle mouse wheel left and right)
The two mouse wheels are quite different with the Proteus having a metal mouse wheel with infinite scroll which is notched whilst the g402 has a smooth scroll wheel made from rubber which is not an infinite scroll.
Both the g402 Fury and g502 Proteus mice come with onboard memory.
The g502, however, is able to store more profiles than the g402 with 3 profiles able to be stored in the Proteus Spectrum and up to 5 profiles able to e stored in the Proteus Hero.
G402 vs G502 Summary
Though the mice look quite similar in appearance, with further inspection there is actually a lot that differentiates the mice.
Ranging from the sensor to the buttons the g502 is in most ways upgraded from the g402.
However, your choice may be determined by the kind of game you play, with the g402 being more suitable for FPS with less buttons and bells and whistles or the fact that the extras the g502 contains might be unnecessary for your gameplay.
If you are looking for a top of the line MMO mouse then the g502 is considered one of the best and whether you run with the Core, Spectrum or Hero, you will not be losing much in terms of performance, only a few customization and profile upgrades.
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