So you wanna watch as the Logitech G203 vs G402 battle for your hand starts? Keep reading as this is gonna take some time as both candidates are quite capable!
Before you go on, you can check my article on what a gaming mouse is and if one is worth.
Logitech G203 vs G402 Part 1 – Logitech G203 Overview
Logitech G203 Specs
Logitech G203 Has 6 Programmable Buttons
The G203 has 6 programmable buttons so for an FPS and MOBA it can certainly work. 6 Buttons are enough for MMOs but usually more is better.
The G203 has RGB Lightning which is usual for gaming mice. Either it will be some solid backlightning or it would be RGB Lightning.
Check out the following YouTube Video for a better look and feel of the RGB Lightning.
Logitech G203 RGB Lightning Video
Logitech G203 Has 1000Hz Polling Rate
If you already familiar with gaming mice, you must already know that almost every gaming mouse offers 1000Hz Polling Rate. But this Polling Rate is not always optical at all times. There will be a section below that expands on this feature.
If you hear about Polling Rate for the first time, no need to worry. I will mention some basic technical info in the section that talks about Refresh Rate. Or if you want a more detailed technical article about gaming mice, you can check out my article on what a gaming mouse is and if it’s worth it.
This mouse offers 4 different Polling Rates to configure (125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1000Hz) which is typical for most gaming mice.
Logitech G203 Has Maximum DPI of 8000
You might have seen gaming mice cheaper than this one with higher DPI number. So you might wonder why this one and maybe others as well have lower DPI.
The reason is because in most scenarios, you won’t need more than 4000 DPI. With 4000 DPI you can scroll from one end of the screen to the other with small mouse movements.
If your monitor is FHD (1080p Maximum Resolution) then you will never need more than 4000 DPI. Gaming mice offer more because they try to make the mouse for as many scenarios possible.
For example if you have a multi monitor setup or a big 4K Monitor. Then you might adjust the gaming mouse to more DPI so that you can move around the screen with ease.
So with this mouse (Logitech G203) you will have no problems using it with a higher resolution screen. If you don’t play competitive games you won’t need a higher resolution than 1440p (QHD).
For immersive games you might want a 4K IPS Monitor (for richer colors) so then you might need a greater DPI than 4000.
Let’s see a quite good video review about the G203 on YouTube.
Logitech G203 YouTube Review
If you saw the video review, you might have heard about being told that the mouse is semi-ambidextrous. The side buttons will be in the way for a left handed user so it’s better to think of it as right handed only.
Logitech G203 Has 10 Million Clicks Durability
You might have heard about Click Durability as well. If you count how many clicks you press per day, you can estimate the minimum the mouse clicks will last. You can use Apps like WhatPulse to calculate your daily clicks.
But even for example you calculate that the clicks will last for 3 years, that isn’t absolute it’s just a useful metric.
Above I said minimum because these clicks are guaranteed. It won’t break automatically after the 10 million clicks.
Logitech G203 Has Onboard Memory
Onboard memory let’s you save your preferences directly into the mouse’s memory. This way you can take your mouse anywhere and still play with the same settings that you programmed it from your computer or laptop.
Logitech G203 Doesn’t Have A Braided Cable
Unfortunately, Logitech G203 doesn’t come up with a braided cable but braided cable is not always optimal as it can cause drag.
Logitech G203 vs G402 Part 2 – Logitech G402 Overview
Logitech G402 Specs
Logitech G402 Has 8 Programmable Buttons
The G402 comes with 8 Programmable Buttons so that makes it suitable for all types of games, even for MMOs where there many bars of skills to be pressed.
Logitech G402 Has Only Blue Backlighting
Unfortunately, the Logitech G402 doesn’t have RGB Lightning, only a solid blue backlight. Well the backlightning is an aesthetic feature so it doesn’t have an impact on the perfomance or gameplay.
Logitech G402 Has 1000Hz Maximum Polling Rate
Being a gaming mouse in the mid price range, Logitech G402 has the standard 1000Hz Maximum Polling Rate.
Logitech G402 Has 4000 Maximum DPI
You may think this is low DPI for this price, and you might be right, but unless you are using a multi screen setup or 4K monitor, it won’t be a problem.
One way I might have thought about it will be that in the future, should I decide to upgrade my gaming equipment, that I won’t have to buy a new gaming mouse as well.
Logitech G402 YouTube Review
This mouse may be primary created for FPS Games (it has the Sniper-DPI Shift Button on the left side), but all these buttons are programmable so there aren’t any bounds as to what the buttons can do.
Logitech G402 Has 20 Million Clicks Durability
With 20 million clicks, you can certainly click for like 7 years or more, but of course if the mouse doesn’t present any problems in other areas.
Logitech G402 Has Onboard Memory
Onboard Memory is pretty standard among gaming mice these days. Maybe the cheapest of the cheapest gaming mice doesn’t have Onboard Memory. Well it’s a useful feature and also practical.
Logitech G402 Doesn’t Have Braided Cable
But that doesn’t make the Logitech G402 less worthy. If you use your gaming mouse in an environment where the surface can cause problems (or for example too many wires together), then it might be a problem for the lack of braided cable.
But the braided cable can cause drag to your mouse if it’s “laying” on the surface, which makes movement harder.
Logitech G203 vs G402 Part 3 – Music Milkshake!
In this section I will put some music because from the reading the head might be spinning and needs some break (and maybe some water!).
If you checked any of my other posts I only posted Japanese and Korean. No problems, there are lots of songs – it’s a big world!
Next is One Piece Intro 6!
If I put this intro elsewhere, my bad, it must be good!
Next is a KPop Song. Not too many views (4m) but I like that!
Well, it will be weird if all day you can be happy or something (if you can it’s cool haha). So if you tired of your daily routine and wanna take a break to enjoy the silence!
Logitech G203 vs G402 Part 4 – Short Technical Info
Polling Rate is the amount of times your computer asks for the (in our case) mouse’s position. If you think it as Pulling Rate, you won’t be far in the visual.
So the 1000Hz you must hear all the time about is 1000 times per second. 1000 times per second your computer is pulling the mouse’s position to update the screen.
You might have heard it as 1ms(1 millisecond = 1/1000th of a second). It’s the same thing.
So the more pulling the better? Not really. As the following YouTube shows, 1ms Polling Rate doesn’t work always in your favor.
Polling Rate YouTube Video
So a gaming mouse that offers adjustment of the Polling Rate is ideal. Typically there are 4 modes: 125Hz (8ms), 250Hz (4ms), 500Hz (2ms), 1000Hz (1ms).
So with trial and error you can find the ideal Polling Rate for your gaming needs (or google them if they are somewhere in some forum!).
DPI or CPI (Dots/ Counts Per Inch)
As the name implies, DPI or CPI is the number of dots(pixels) the mouse will move on the monitor for an inch of physical mouse movement in your hand.
The more the merrier but, there is a limit where it can go from being useful to being catastrophic. Check out the following YouTube video for a visual example.
As a practical rule for a 1080p (FHD) Monitor you don’t need more than 4000 DPI.
YouTube Video On DPI
Logitech G203 vs G402 Part 5 – The Comparison!
Logitech G203 has 6. Logitech G402 has 8.
Logitech G203 has RGB Lightning. Logitech G402 has solid blue backlightning.
1ms Max Polling Rate
Logitech G203 has 1ms Max Polling Rate. Logitech G402 has 1ms Max Polling Rate as well!.
Logitech G203 has Maximum DPI of 8000. Logitech G402 has Maximum DPI of 4000.
How Many Million Clicks Durability?
Logitech G203 has 10 Million Clicks. Logitech G402 has 20 Million Clicks.
Both the Logitech G203 and G402 have Onboard Memory.
Neither the Logitech G203 nor the G402 have Braided Cable.