Zowie S1 vs Logitech G502

Very different mice here.

If you're coming off of the G502 here's what you need to know, the S1 is a much smaller and lighter mouse, if you're finding the G502 too big then this might be a reasonable downgrade size along with maybe the EC1.

The G502 is a comfortable ergonomic shape for large hands, the S1 is the most comfortable ambidextrous shape for medium to large hands. You're not sacrificing anything in terms of comfort.

Both mice have top sensors but the S1 will perform better on average  just due to the sheer weight difference. The cable on the S1 is a significant improvement over the G502, you'll notice much less drag with the S1.

Both mice have good buttons, no major advantages here.

The G502 has a few extra buttons, RGB and an infinite scroll wheel. The S1 has... 5 buttons, so be sure you don't need any of those extra buttons to do your thing.

If the size fits, the S1 is the easy choice here, a much better gaming mouse due to weight alone.

Side-by-Side Comparison

Mouse nameLogitech G502Zowie S1
PictureLogitech G502 - Check Priceread review
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Zowie S1 - Check Priceread review
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Length13.2cm12.6 cm
Width7.5cm6.1 cm
Height4.0cm3.9 cm
Weight121g87 g
ButtonsPrimary left and right click
Middle click
2 side thumb buttons
Scroll tilt left and right
DPI up and down
Sniper toggle button
Profile switch button
2 Primary Buttons
1 Middle Scroll Button
1 DPI Button
2 Side buttons
SensorPixart PMW3360Pixart PMW3360
ShapeErgonomicAmbidextrous
Cable/WirelessBraidedSoft rubber cable
Battery LifeN/AN/A
SoftwareLogitech Gaming Software:
Surface tuning
RGB lighting settings
DPI stepping
Saved profiles on the mouse
Button remapping
Input analysis
Macro recording
No software:
DPI settings are preprogrammed
Step 1: 400 DPI
Step 2: 800 DPI
Step 3: 1600 DPI
Step 4: 3200 DPI
Warranty2 year warrantyUnknown length
ProsLots of buttons to use for mapping in games
Great infinite scroll
Solid shape
Safe shape, well balanced
Improved lighter buttons
Flexible rubber cable
Flawless sensor
Plug and play
Good light weight at 87 grams
ConsHeavy
Cable is still on the stiff side
Glossy coating picks up dirt
Noisy scroll wheel

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