Protect Note 2 / iPhone 6S screen from cracking due to fall / shock

I recently dropped my Note 2 onto a hard concrete surface from about 1 meter
& the screen cracked to tiny pieces despite that there is a screen protector (which
protects against dirt/finger prints).

A local dealer here told me pasting a 'tempered glass' will protect the screen
but he did not have the size for Note 2.

http://list.qoo10.sg/g/414715658
Does the above really help protect the screen or it's just snake oil?

Compared to tempered glass, which is better?

I've heard that casings that auto-close (when there's no human hand to
hold it open) will help as well but I don't like it as I have a belt pouch to
hold my Note 2 (& maybe iPhone 6S in future) so with such a casing,
it won't fit into the pouch anymore.  I don't like to keep my phones in
my pocket esp when I'm in a car as difficult to take it out: belt pouch
is still preferred, so either tempered glass or the above shock protector
layer is ideal, so now I need to know which one works better
sunhuxAsked:
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akbCommented:
I have a silicon case on my smartphone. I've dropped it heaps and never had it break. I think the silicon absorbs the shock.
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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
Care to take a photo of your silicon casing & attach it here?  Thanks
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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
Thanks, that should fit into my belt pouch then.

Last question:
I've read that tempered glass is easier to install & with less bubbles trapped
compared to those thin plastic layer of screen protector.  

What are the pros & cons between the two, putting aside the pricings?
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akbCommented:
Sorry, I've got no experience with tempered glass protectors. Best to post as a separate question.
There is an informative review here:
http://lifehacker.com/are-glass-screen-protectors-better-than-plastic-ones-1611904544
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