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Logitech G305 vs Logitech G Pro Wireless

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Quick take

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.

Logitech G305 Lightspeed

Logitech G305 Lightspeed Vs

Logitech G Pro Wireless

Logitech G Pro Wireless Vs

Gaming performance

Logitech G305 Lightspeed Vs
Logitech G Pro Wireless Vs

Weight

82 grams
80 grams

Sensor

Logitech Hero 12k DPI
Logitech Hero 25k DPI

DPI Range

200-12,000
100-25,600

DPI Increments

50
50

Max Polling Rate (Hz)

1000 Hz
1000 Hz

Polling Rates (Hz)

125, 250, 500, 1000 Hz
125, 250, 500, 1000 Hz

Inches Per Second

400
400

Switches

Omron D2FC-F-7N
Omron D2FC-F-K

Switch Type

Mechanical
Mechanical

Switch Durability (million clicks)

10
50

Feet Material

PTFE
PTFE

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.

Connectivity

Logitech G305 Lightspeed Vs
Logitech G Pro Wireless Vs

Wired/Wireless

Wireless
Wireless

Battery Life (hours)

250 hours
60 hours

Battery Type

AA
Rechargeable

Connectivity

USB receiver
USB receiver

USB Receiver Storage

Yes
Yes

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.

Logitech G Pro Wireless Connectivity Layout
Connectivity included with the Logitech G Pro Wireless. Credit: Nathan Hamilton
Logitech G305 Connectivity Layout
Connectivity included with the Logitech G305. AA battery included in the box is not pictured. Credit: Nathan Hamilton

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.

Design

Logitech G305 Lightspeed Vs
Logitech G Pro Wireless Vs

Buttons

6
8

Buttons Both Sides

No
Yes

Shape

Symmetrical
Symmetrical

Dimensions (in.)

4.60 x 2.50 x 1.50
4.90 x 2.50 x 1.60

Dimensions (mm)

116.80 x 63.50 x 38.10
125.00 x 63.50 x 40.00

Scroll Wheel L/R Tilt

No
No

Scroll Wheel Free Scroll

No
No

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.

Logitech G Pro Wireless Right Side Profile
The Logitech G Pro Wireless has buttons on the right side that are swappable for different configurations. Credit: Nathan Hamilton
Logitech G Pro Wireless Side Buttons Configurations
Swapping out the side buttons on the Logitech G Pro Wireless. Credit: Nathan Hamilton

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.

Logitech G305 Scroll Wheel Closeup
The Logitech G305 includes a button behind the scroll wheel, great for cycling through DPIs. Credit: Nathan Hamilton

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.

Logitech G Pro Wireless Top Down
Top-down view of the Logitech G Pro Wireless’s shape: Credit: Nathan Hamilton
Logitech G305 Top Down
Top-down view of the Logitech G305’s shape: Credit: Nathan Hamilton

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

Logitech G305 Lightspeed Vs
Logitech G Pro Wireless Vs

RGB

No
Yes (1 zone)

Onboard Memory

Yes (1 profile)
Yes (5 profiles)

Profile Auto-Switching

Yes
Yes

Programmable Actions

11 (w/ G-Shift)
15 (w/ G-Shift)

Compatibility

Windows, macOS
Windows, macOS

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.

In the box

Logitech G305 Lightspeed Vs
Logitech G Pro Wireless Vs
  • Logitech G305
  • USB receiver
  • USB extender cable
  • Sticker
  • Operating manual
  • Logitech G Pro Wireless
  • Charging cable (1.9m)
  • USB receiver
  • USB extender
  • 4x replacement buttons for the left and right side
  • Sticker
  • Operating manuals

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