When comparing the Logitech G Pro Wireless and Logitech G305, it’s mostly a tale of two different price points. The G Pro Wireless has flagship-level gaming performance without the flagship price, whereas the G305 is a fast gaming mouse for its budget price point. But the G Pro Wireless is the better pick, taking cost out of the equation. It has lower click latency, includes Logitech’s flagship sensor, the L/R switches are more durable, and there are more buttons. The G Pro Wireless can also be used left or right-handed. We detail below specific scenarios where the G305 is better, including its far longer battery life.
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Logitech G305 Lightspeed
Logitech G Pro Wireless
Max Polling Rate (Hz)
Polling Rates (Hz)
Inches Per Second
Switch Durability (million clicks)
The Logitech G Pro Wireless is the better gaming mouse if you’re focused on lightning-fast performance and accuracy. The G Pro Wireless includes Logitech’s flagship Hero 25k DPI sensor, whereas the G305 has Logitech’s previous generation Hero 12k DPI sensor.
Both models have a high 1000 Hz polling rate, so the click latency is low. But the G Pro Wireless’s newer generation sensor and Logitech’s improved firmware tuning make it a much faster mouse, great for FPS gaming and firing off quick headshots.
The G Pro Wireless also one-ups the G305 regarding the durability of its switches. While both models include mechanical switches, a head-scratcher with most brands favoring optical switches, the G Pro Wireless’s L/R switches are rated for 50 million clicks, compared to just 10 million clicks for the G305. The lower click durability is a sacrifice Logitech made to bring down the price of the G305.
However, we noted in our review that the Logitech G305’s L/R switches feel great for a budget gaming mouse. The switches are tactical and register a crisp click, unlike the Logitech G Pro Wireless switches that feel a bit softer with less tactile performance.
Our G Pro Wireless review noted that the scroll wheel click could be improved with a more tactile click, though scrolling through each step feels premium, unlike the G305.
The G Pro Wireless and G305 weigh practically the same, so they perform equally gliding on a mousepad. Since they’re not ultralight models, you won’t glide effortlessly on a mousepad with either Logitech gaming mouse. But they glide smoothly enough on a mousepad and have little resistance with quick mouse flicks and changing directions.
Battery Life (hours)
USB Receiver Storage
The Logitech G 305 and Logitech Pro Wireless are wireless gaming mice that connect via a USB receiver for convenience and portability. Bluetooth is a slower latency transmission protocol, so you won’t find it with these performance-oriented gaming mice.
The G305 is powered by a AA battery accessed by removing the cover on top, and the G Pro Wireless uses a rechargeable battery. As a result, the G305’s battery life is orders of magnitude better with 250 hours and 60 hours of advertised battery life, respectively, for the G305 and G Pro Wireless. The battery is worth considering when comparing the two models, the battery is worth considering, especially if you covet long battery life and/or don’t want the (minor) hassle of changing AA batteries.
The Logitech G Pro Wireless has one trick up its sleeve that is perfect if you want to stay in the Logitech ecosystem of peripherals. The G Pro Wireless charges wirelessly and is compatible with Logitech G Powerplay charging systems.
Buttons Both Sides
Scroll Wheel L/R Tilt
Scroll Wheel Free Scroll
The Logitech G Pro Wireless and Logitech G305 are unique in their own ways when compared to each other and other gaming mice.
Let’s focus on the G Pro Wireless first. The G Pro Wireless is symmetrically designed and has an eight-button layout, including two buttons on both sides that are configurable for right and left-handed users. Including buttons on both sides also unlocks more programmable inputs.
The G305 ditches the right side buttons for a more familiar six-button layout but adds a button behind the scroll wheel. Many gamers map this button to cycle through DPIs, which you could also do with the G Pro Wireless and mapping a DPI cycling command in G-Hub to one of the unused side buttons.
There are differences worth considering as well for hand size and shape. The G Pro Wireless uses the same safe shape that made it and its flagship cousin, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight, endlessly popular. The G Pro Wireless works well with all grip styles and medium and large hands.
The G305’s egg-like shape balances the widest point behind the center point, and there are no recessed inward curves on the side as with the G Pro Wireless. The G305 is also shorter in length and height, making it more suitable if you have small hands but not a fit if you have large hands, especially when using a palm grip.
Software and customization
Both Logitech models use Logitech’s G-Hub software for customizations and configuring profiles. G-Hub is simple to use and includes the most common features most gamers need, such as remapping the buttons, enabling G-Shift functionality for button layers, and setting custom DPIs. G-Hub also has full macOS functionality, rare among gaming peripheral brands.
But there are a few areas where the Logitech G Pro Wireless has more features. The G Pro Wireless has one RGB zone in the logo, whereas the G305 has no RGB.
The G Pro Wireless has more programmable inputs using G-Shift and the additional side buttons.
To keep the price lower, the G305 only can carry onboard one customized profile, a fraction of the number available with the G Pro Wireless. Access to several onboard profiles is handy if you want to change profiles seamlessly without accessing G-Hub first. This way, you can switch profiles on the fly when changing roles in a game or playing several games requiring different mouse settings.
But consider that the G305 does include a button behind the scroll wheel, great for quickly cycling through DPIs.
Lastly, the G Pro Wireless has several third-party integrations that aren’t available in G-Hub with the G305. You can seamlessly integrate the G Pro Wireless with OBS and Discord, which adds some convenience for power users of those software programs.