The Logitech G604 Lightspeed and the MX Master 3 are similar in more ways than one. They both have ergonomic designs with multiple buttons for various functions and they are both wireless that can connect to multiple devices. However, the former is designed for gamers while the latter is optimized for everyday use. If you are looking to get an ergonomic mouse, which of these two should you buy? Here’s our in-depth comparison of the two.
Logitech G604 vs MX Master 3 Comparison Chart
Both the Logitech G604 and MX Master have ergonomic designs with thumb rests and matte coating for better grip.
The Logitech G604 Lightspeed and MX Master 3 both have ergonomic designs that make them comfortable to use. They have thumb rests on the left side, since they are for right-handed users, and they have matte coating for easy grip. That said, they are quite bulky, especially the MX Master 3, so these mice are best suited for those with larger hands.
When it comes to build quality, both are excellent. They feel solid and durable. However, the scroll wheel on the Logitech G604 has a bit of wobble, but this is due to its design that gives it a tilt function. The Logitech MX Master 3, on the other hand, does not have any wobbly parts.
Since it is a gaming mice, the Logitech G604 comes with RGB lighting on the logo and the scroll wheel. You can play with the RGB settings inside the Logitech G Hub software. The Logitech MX Master 3 is designed for everyday use, so it doesn’t have RGB. You can get the MX Master 3 in either mid-grey or graphite color options while the Logitech G604 is only available in black.
The Logitech G604’s G Hub software offers more customizations and features than the MX Master 3’s Options software.
One of the biggest differences between these two mice is with the number of buttons that they have. The Logitech G604 Lightspeed has more buttons, 15 to be exact. All of these are programmable, and if you bind the G-Shift function to one of them, the mouse can have a total of 29 functions. On the other hand, the Logitech MX Master 3 only has eight total buttons and six of them are programmable. It supports gestures as long as you hold down the button on the thumb rest.
The Logitech G604 requires the Logitech G Hub software to enable all of its features. Meanwhile, the Logitech MX Master 3 requires the Logitech Options software. In terms of features and customization options, the Logitech G Hub is the vastly superior software. In addition to that, the Logitech G604 comes with onboard memory, so you can save your preferred settings directly on the mouse. The MX Master 3 does not have this feature.
When it comes to connectivity, both are wireless only, and you can connect them to your PC or Mac via 2.4GHz wireless or Bluetooth. You can connect the Logitech G604 to two devices while the Logitech MX Master 3 can be connected to three devices. There’s a button on the underside of the MX Master 3 for switching devices.
For gaming, the superior sensor of the Logitech G604 is unbeatable, however, for work, the gesture support and thumb wheel of the MX Master 3 are very convenient.
These two mice are designed for different types of users. The Logitech G604 is for gamers while the MX Master 3 is for office use. Because of that, the Logitech G604 is equipped with a more accurate sensor. Its HERO 25K sensor has a dpi range of 100 – 25,600 and you can set the polling rate at 1,000Hz, 500Hz, 250Hz or 125Hz. It’s very consistent which is a requirement for gaming.
Meanwhile, the MX Master 3 comes with the Darkfield sensor which has a dpi range of 200 – 4,000 and a max polling rate of 125Hz. You can still use this mouse for gaming, but the Logitech G604 will give you a much better experience due to its superior sensor and the Logitech G Hub’s customization options. For office work and everyday use, the MX Master 3 is quite good. Also, it works on glass surfaces, so that’s a nice plus.
The Logitech G604 (left) requires one AA battery while the Logitech MX Master 3 (right) has a built-in rechargeable battery.
When it comes to battery life, both mice are excellent. The Logitech G604 requires one AA battery and it can last up to 240 hours when connected via 2.4GHz wireless or up to 5.5 months when connected via Bluetooth. On the other hand, the Logitech MX Master 3 has a built-in rechargeable battery that can last up to 70 days. It charges via USB-C and you can use it while it charges.
The Logitech G604 Lightspeed is best for gamers that use their PC mainly for gaming while the Logitech MX Master 3 is better for those that use their PC for work-related and everyday tasks.
Best for gaming
Logitech MX Master 3
Best for office use
Since these mice are designed for different types of users, choosing between them is easy. If you are a gamer, the Logitech G604 is the obvious choice. It has a more accurate sensor, and it has more programmable buttons. For those that use their PC mainly for work-related tasks, the features of the MX Master 3 make it more ideal. The thumb wheel is great for horizontal scrolling of worksheets and its support for gestures is very handy.
Yes, the Logitech G604 is a very good mouse that’s worth buying, especially if you play games such as MOBAs and MMOs.
The Logitech MX Master 3 is excellent for office work and everyday use and it’s worth buying.
Yes, it has RGB lighting on the scroll wheel and the Logo. You can customize the lighting patterns inside the Logitech G Hub software.
It can be used for gaming, but there are better options around, such as the Logitech G604.