The Logitech G series mice are fan favourites and are consistently found at the top of many gaming mice lists.
The G403 and G703 are two of the most popular of the family, particularly when it comes to wireless mice. But how do you pick between the two? What are the main differences and is one better than the other?
Lets dive in and find out the differences in a quick G403 vs G703 battle!
G403 vs G703 Specifications Overview
Let’s get down to the specifications as that is where the first few differences lie. It is important to note that the G703 is strictly a wireless mouse and only comes in the wireless format. Battery life lasts up to 24 hours with RGB or 32 without. The G403, comes in two versions, wired or wireless.
There is one important difference. The G403 wireless version uses the older PMW3366 sensor. The wired G403 & G703 (wireless) use the newer HERO sensor.
For the remainder of the comparison, I will be referring to the wired G403 as it is newer and provides a better sensor.
As you can see from the table above both mice share the same sensor, the new HERO. It is arguably the very best sensor you can get right now that provides pixel by pixel precision tracking.
It also solves the problem of tilt-slamming that the earlier 3310 struggled with.
Since both mice share the same sensor the DPI increments are the same ranging from 100 -16,000 and a report rate of 1000Hz.
Both the G403 and G703 have 6 buttons a piece with a mouse 1, mouse 2, scroll wheel, DPI, and two side buttons. The mouse 1 and mouse 2 buttons on the G703 have a higher durability rating than those on the G403 (50 million clicks vs 20 million clicks).
This is surprising as both mice feel the same when tested. Both mice have the option of adding a 10g weight to the bottom of the mouse. A nice addition for those of you that prefer a heavier mouse. The dimensions of the mice are both the same:
However, the weightings are different which is important. The G403 wired comes in at 90g or around 100g with the optional weight attached. The G403 wireless comes in at around 96g or 106g with the optional weight. The G703 comes in around the same as the wireless G403.
Each mouse provides full RGB colouring which can be adjusted through Logitech’s easy to use software.
The main difference the G703 has over the G403 is that it supports the new PowerPlay wireless charging mat. So you can charge your G703 wirelessly on the PowerPlay mat without having to plug in the USB charger. A really nice feature if you don’t want any cable clutter.
The PowerPlay mat can be switched between cloth or hard mat interchangeably too so you can get the texture that you prefer to play on.
Did You Know?The Logitech G403 and G703 combined are the most used mice by Overwatch professionals. At the time of this article around 11 players use the G403 and 14 players use the G703. .
G403 vs G703 Review
Now that you know the differences how do the mice perform? The G403 became widely popular because of its shape. It is unique yet simple and although I am a Zowie man myself I use my G403 for day to day use because of its comfort.
The HERO is one of the top if not the best sensor you can buy right now. It provides pixel by pixel tracking and is recognised as an industry standard for optical mice sensors. It is an upgrade from the Avago 3310 / PMW3366.
The G403/G703 shape earned the mouse a spot on my list of best mice for palm grip players in 2019 and featured in my list for claw grip players too. It is a jack of all trades or the perfect all-rounder as I like to call it.
The arch provides a nice hump for support and its length makes it suited for most hand grips and hand sizes. There is a gentle thumb groove which tapers out to provide support and enough space on the other side for both your pinky and ring finger to rest depending on your grip style.
The cable on the G403 is around 2.13m, is smoothly braided and glides nicely across the SteelSeries qck+. It is quite thick which made it difficult to fit inside my Zowie Camade but it managed after some perseverance.
The side grips are a matte rubbery texture which provides a solid grip. They feel durable and have not shown any signs of wear so far. They definitely feel higher quality compared to the SteelSeries Rival series.
The texture has also prevented sweating which is something that I usually struggle with when using other mice.
Logitech’s mouse software is the best I have used so far, it is easy to set up, is lightweight on resources and provides a smooth user experience.
Inside the software, you can create macros and shortcuts alongside customising your RGB colours to your heart’s content.
Verdict – Which to choose?
Overall it comes down to personal preference. The primary difference between these two mice is the PowerPlay support for the G703, the button durability and the weight.
If you prefer wireless mice then you need to decide whether you care for the PowerPlay support or not. If you don’t then remember that the G703, according to Logitech, has the more durable mouse buttons. So if you are happy to pay a little more then go for G703, otherwise the G403 is for you.
If the PowerPlay feature doesn’t interest you and you want a wireless mouse but the G703 is over budget then consider the G403 wireless. It doesn’t have the HERO sensor (yet) but the PMw3366 is still absolutely perfect for gaming so it shouldn’t be a deciding factor for you.
Last Price Update on 2021-01-22 / Data taken from the Amazon Product API